What is racism?
At the University of Cincinnati, it can be defined as disagreeing with the policies of those who happen to be African American.
Totalitarianism and dishonest, cynical race-baiting. It’s the new black!
A reminder, however:
The right to speak “uncivilly” is well established. As the Supreme Court of the United States held in Texas v. Johnson, “If there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment, it is that the government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable.” 491 U.S. 397, 414 (1989). With regard specifically to the university setting, moreover, the Court has stated that “the mere dissemination of ideas—no matter how offensive to good taste—on a state university campus may not be shut off in the name alone of ‘conventions of decency.’” Papish v. Board of Curators of the University of Missouri. 410 U.S. 667, 670 (1973) (internal citations omitted).
Of course, that ruling is like, 40-years-old — and we as a society have grown since ‘Nam and expect our Living Constitution to keep up with our new idea of tolerance, which involves creating a climate in which taking offense is grounds to shut down the behavior of others.
That is, tolerance has become a self-righteous cry of “we are intolerant of intolerance”! — which is just a camouflaged way of saying we, the self-proclaimed good, will determine what speech is legitimate and what speech is not. So suck it, wingnuts!