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When I began the process of looking for a plaintiff to sue the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), I had hoped to see the day that a federal court would throw out the university’s unconstitutional speech code. The code went so far as to prohibit any speech that would "malign" another individual -- whatever that means.
Now, three months after a suit has been filed against Georgia Tech, the school has enacted a new speech code. This one prohibits any speech that is threatening, harassing, intimidating, or "otherwise injurious." The new code is entirely too broad. That is why the suit will proceed as planned.
Under their first illegal speech code, Georgia Tech created a remarkably poisonous atmosphere for free expression by punishing two students -- Ruth Malhotra and Orit Sklar, the co-plaintiffs in the case -- for engaging in constitutionally protected political protest. But now Georgia Tech officials are making matters worse by standing aside as their students create entire organizations designed to malign individual students; namely, the two aforementioned co-plaintiffs.
For example, Georgia Tech students have formed “Conservatives and Liberals Against Malhotra (CLAM)” -- a group comprised solely of gays and their allies.
Here’s how they describe themselves:
“This is a group and forum for students in any political sphere who see what Ruth Malhotra is doing on campus as divisive and degrading to our Georgia Tech community.”
And here is a further explanation of the group’s mission:
“It is important that we respond to Malhotra's bigoted blather. This fat ugly b****** is getting so desperate (not to mention the fact that she badly needs plastic surgery). Malhotra has a record of fighting Georgia Tech to advance herself, and this isn't the first time she has taken legal action against the school. Just try googling her name. Everyone knows that Malhotra and her ilk are a complete freak show -- setting up tables on Skiles Walkway and ranting against whatever strawman or other minority they decide to hate today. Even the Republicans on campus are embarassed [sic] by their crap. Malhotra wants the right to follow gay students around campus and yell obscenities at them, and now she is forcing the Institute to spend its money to defend against her bull**** lawsuit. Malhotra needs to shut the f*** up and realize that the point of Georgia Tech is to be the best research and engineering school in the country, not to advance her dead end political ‘career.’"
Of course, CLAM offers no facts to support the contention that Republicans (note: they say “plural” but only one effeminate Republican male seems to be opposed) are embarrassed by Malhotra. They can’t even spell the word “embarrassed” and don’t seem to be embarrassed about it. Furthermore, they believe that they are able to read Ruth’s mind and discern a secret desire to scream obscenities at gay people.
And, of course, members of CLAM were also among those responsible for passing out Hostess Twinkies in the dorms at Georgia Tech. This was accompanied by suggestions that Ruth (a student of Asian descent) is “yellow on the outside, white on the inside” and a “Twinkie b****.”
These liberals are hardly in a position to call anyone a “racist” or “intolerant.” But they can freely express themselves at Georgia Tech -- even holding rallies on campus -- for two reasons:
The constitution allows these gay activists to be intolerant racists even when they are ostensibly fighting for “civil” rights. The constitution does not protect a gay activist from showing his, her, or its ass.
The other reason is that the habitually dishonest and racially insensitive Georgia Tech president applies the speech codes selectively at his school. Despite their valuable contribution to Georgia Tech, Asians are not protected by the speech code until they commit their first act of sodomy.
Nonetheless, some people are confused about Georgia Tech’s rapid decline since Wayne Clough took over in 1994. And they can’t understand why the campus gets more hostile the more they pander to the sodomites.
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Mr. Adams is a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and is a regular columnist for Townhall.com.
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