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Speech Code of the Month: Grambling State University - FIRE
FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for October 2010: Grambling State University. Grambling State University (GSU) has an e-mail policy that bans “the creation or distribution of any disruptive or offensive messages, including offensive comments about race, gender, hair color, disabilities, age, sexual orientation, pornography, religious beliefs and practice, political beliefs, or national origin.” GSU employees who receive any such e-mails from other employees are instructed to “report the matter to their supervisor immediately.” This policy betrays any sense of a free marketplace of ideas at GSU, as FIRE explained on October 1 in a letter to GSU President Frank G. …