Texas School Suspends Student For Facebook Comments
In fact, rather than ensuring the protection of individual rights, the school has decided not upsetting people is the highest commandment.
That’s why 19-year-old Harry Vincent has been punished by the university – for exercising his First Amendment right in a way that might offend.
As a private university, Texas Christian may not have to abide by many of the freedoms we take for granted. Vincent found that out the hard way.
He posted comments about the Baltimore riots on Facebook, saying: “These hoodrat criminals in Baltimore need to be shipped off and exiled to the sahara desert. Maybe then they’ll realize how much we provide for them (welfare, college tuition, obama’s phone’s, medicare, etc.).”
He also apparently made similar comments, including referring to Hispanics as “beaners.”
He was given a one-year suspension from extracurricular activities, banned from on-campus housing and barred from non-academic facilities on campus like the cafeteria and recreation center.
He has apparently exhausted all his appeals,