Mizzou 'Free Speech' Defense Of Exposed Student's Racist Messages Denounced

Here's what is missing from the headlines and lead of most discussion on this story . . .

The student didn't share her messages: A private conversation was exposed to the public. 

This wasn't somebody who was broadcasting hate. Instead, this whole creepy episode and most of the reporting is really about HORRIBLE college friendship options for young women. 

Still . . . The aftermath statement is important . . .

On Monday, officials said after a “thorough review that examined the origin and context around the message,” the university determined it cannot discipline the student due to First Amendment protections.

“First Amendment law does not allow a public university to punish speech only because it is racist or hateful — even when that speech is diametrically opposed to our values,” Mun Choi, president of the University of Missouri System, said in a statement. “Our university community will not be defined by the actions of one individual, but instead by our deep and collective commitment to be welcoming to all.”

And, of course, there's obligatory outrage . . .

"It’s difficult to imagine what the university means when it says the statements are not punishable because they were not directed at any individual. In essence, this implies that you can make violent threats towards the entire race of Black people and it’s okay as long as you don’t single one of them out."

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