James Madison University Issues Seven-Page Speech Guide for Students

, Spencer Irvine, 2 Comments

Seven pages on what not to say to your fellow students, courtesy of James Madison University:

Student leaders of this year’s freshman orientation at James Madison University were given a list of 35 things they should avoid saying, including phrases such as “you have such a pretty face,” “love the sinner, hate the sin,” “we’re all part of the human race,” “I treat all people the same,” “it was only a joke,” “I never owned slaves,” and “people just need to pick themselves up by their bootstraps,” among other expressions.

Those phrases and others on the list “widen the diversity gap” and do not “create a safe and inclusive environment,” according to the seven-page handout, a copy of which was provided to The College Fix by a campus spokesman.

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2 Responses

  1. whoiskevinjones

    October 11, 2016 1:45 pm

    As a JMU alumn (’85) I am disgusted by this new politically correct approach to campus conduct. I was an English major and I spoke outside D-Hall about gay sex in the 80’s. If I were a parent I would never send my child to a school that tempers student expression. For years I have included a very large bequest to the JMU Foundation in my estate plans. I will now re-direct those funds to an institution that believes in free speech. What would James Madison think? My bequest would have been directed to the JMU English department. Shame.


    October 13, 2016 12:58 am

    James Madison, “The Father of the Constitution.” Maybe they should consider changing the name of the school.

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