First Amendment under assault; no ‘perceived bias’ allowed at Wake Forest University

Even the job titles are scary: Vice-President for Campus Life and Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion. For progressives and multiculturalists, this is heady stuff.

North Carolina’s Wake Forest University has instituted an online tattle-tale system, whereby anyone can anonymously file a “Bias Incident Report,” should someone crack a joke they don’t like, or say or do anything they find offensive, the Daily Caller reported.

Wake Forest campus Photo: businessweek.com
Wake Forest campus
Photo: businessweek.com

The reporting form includes such reasons of perceived bias as citizenship, sexual orientation, national origin, pregnancy, political affiliation and religion, and offers the aggrieved party the opportunity to upload photos and videos, so that the Big Brother Squad can swoop down with sensitivity training and righteous justice.

“Upon review of each incident, the group will assemble a team to support individuals involved and help take steps toward resolution,” the letter from the Campus Life and Diversity and Inclusion chieftains said to all students, faculty and administrators.

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Although none of the Thought Police review group members have been officially trained to adjudicate what constitutes bias or hate, the university stands committed to “creating a safe and inclusive environment” the letter says, saying they spent the summer reviewing students’ concerns.

Moreover, University Police and other Campus Life partners will receive additional training to raise awareness of unconscious bias, and host the first collegiate “Trust Talks” program in partnership with the City of Winston-Salem Human Relations Commission.

As an outstanding example of implementing the classic progressive liberal agenda, the university also decided to allow the Bias Incident Review Group to implement new campus-wide policies after it reaches a verdict, so presumably, everyone can be uniformly wishy-washy together.

Don Rickles and the late Joan Rivers wouldn’t last five minutes at Wake Forest. Freedom of Speech might not make it much longer either.

Richard Berkow

Former political news reporter Richard Berkow lost his idealism in the Kennedy years, and his innocence in Vietnam, Lebanon, and the Soviet Union. He hasn’t mellowed since, and can be harassed at [email protected]

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