Skip to comments.Conversation cops step in to school students ('Hate Speech' monitors)
Posted on 11/19/2008 11:26:34 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
Your friend's new fuchsia fedora might be hideous. But don't call it gay, or you might get a language lesson from the conversation cops.
Students at Queen's University who sprinkle their dialogue with an assortment of "homo" or "retarded" could find out the hard way that not everyone finds their remarks acceptable.
The Kingston university has hired student facilitators to step in when they overhear homophobic slurs, remarks bashing women or racially tinged insults, along with an array of other language that could be deemed offensive.
That means tête-à-têtes in the residence hallways may no longer be just between friends.
"If people are having a conversation with offensive content and they're doing it loud enough for a third person to hear it ... it's not private," said Jason Laker, dean of student affairs at Queen's.
"If you're doing anything that's interfering with what other people need to be doing, that's not cool."
The initiative, believed to be the first of its kind in Canada, is part of a broader program begun at the school this fall to foster diversity and encourage students to think about their beliefs.
(Excerpt) Read more at theglobeandmail.com ...
the should go re-educate AQ on their mean Obammy remarks.
What a queer-assed thing to do!
Did Canada’s futile battle with Ezra Levant and Mark Steyn teach it anything?
No, apparently not.
Those PC fascists deserve a beat down. Seriously.
Organized snitches. My guess is that the number of violent encounters in the dorms will now suddenly increase.
They’re just trying to pick up the clean end of a turd.
This is tied in to that "Constitutional Right Against Being Offended" that so many seem to know about, but which I cannot find anywhere in the actual document, isn't it?
this is so ray
“The Kingston university has hired student facilitators to step in when they overhear homophobic slurs, remarks bashing women or racially tinged insults, along with an array of other language that could be deemed offensive.”
The surveillance state makes its grand appearance. You can bet it’s coming to high schools and grade schools before long.
will they still be able to call it Queen’s College?
As with the USSR and Nazi Germany free speech is gone. The left is in command again.
I don’t know... that sounds kind of homo-phobic, don’t you think?
There was a kid in my dorm who would fit the "Conversation Cop" stereotype to a T. Couple of football players got tired of his BS and hung him over the side of the roof by his ankles until he completed a couple of stanzas of the school fight song. End of problem.
These "people" have some real issues.
Why is it called “Homo Phobic” anyhow? It always seems like it’s the Homo’s that are the “Phobic” ones.
I know what you mean.
I’m not AFRAID of homosexuals, I simply do not approve of their choice in sexual practices.
The obvious question is why anybody would send their kids to these places.
" And if I resent the term “privileged” to describe me? Privileged in this sense is code for white male. No need to determine my economic history or how many of my ancestors died in concentration camps, or what jobs I have been passed over for in favor of some “disadvantaged” peer. By definition I would say this place is a hostile environment for me and I should avoid it. Which of course at my age I will but rest assured I am very careful where I send my kids to college and you can bet I take into account where job applicants went to school. In fact a college diploma rapidly is losing its status in hiring decisions. engineering degrees excepted. A liberal arts degree is a negative in my book. But these academic institutions like Queens University (can I say Queens?)are not interested in preparing students for work as much as changing society.
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