Calling a woman's legs 'bleached hams' can get a student suspended1/18/2013
What do "bleached hams" have to do with civil liberties? If you're one insensitive grad student, it means your ham-handed Internet trolling gets you suspended and touches off a debate about free speech. Joseph Aziz, a grad student at Montclair State University in New Jersey, was angry at two students who heckled a political candidate. He posted derogatory comments on a YouTube video of the incident, including the allusion to the female student’s pale, porcine legs. He was suspended for a semester after he also mentioned the woman’s name on a Facebook page. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education sent a letter asking administrators to rescind the suspension for overstepping their authority. [Source]
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