Group Says UK’s Bias Team Is “Speech Police”

Posted at 12:21 PM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-24 12:21:04-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX News) – The Foundation of Individual Rights in Education is calling the University of Kentucky "Bias Response Team" a "literal speech police" organization.

According to Fox News, the group is criticizing the team that encourages students to report anti-bias dialogue. It’s been in effect at the school since 2016.

“It is understandable that universities want to stay attuned to the campus climate in order to create an environment that is as welcoming as possible to people of all backgrounds — but there are surely ways to do this short of creating a mini-surveillance state on campus,” wrote Samantha Harris, vice president of policy research at FIRE.

A spokesman for UK told Fox that there was "note penalty for exercising free speech on campus…but we will also not hesitate in speaking out in opposition when someone uses speech or words to hurt or harm, to demean or denigrate."

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