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Central Michigan University Eliminates ‘Red Light’ Bias Incident Policy, Improves Speech Code Rating - FIRE
This week, FIRE released our first-ever national survey of campus “Bias Response Teams” (BRTs), which produced several findings worth noting. Among other things, our BRT report identified more than 230 public and private institutions maintaining some type of bias response program during the course of 2016, affecting approximately 2.8 million students. As the report discusses in great detail, these policies and programs present an ongoing threat to students’ and faculty members’ free speech rights. Not only do they often violate First Amendment rights when applied at public universities or abandon policy commitments to free speech when applied at private ones, …