YOU CAN HAVE FREE SPEECH, BUT IT WILL COST YOU

YOU CAN HAVE FREE SPEECH, BUT IT WILL COST YOU: ‘All Lives Matter’ Gets Texas Student Suspended, Sent To Diversity Workshop

Instead of going through that arduous process, the student senate approved a measure giving SGA president Shane Smith exceptional one-time powers to punish Sethi as he saw fit. In response, Smith released a letter Friday outlining a set of five punishments for Sethi. The punishments include:

  • A 50-day suspension from SGA starting August 1. This suspension will be unpaid (she currently receives a stipend of about $700 a month).

  • A requirement to attend a three-day diversity workshop in mid-August.

  • A requirement to attend three “UH cultural events” each month from September through March, excluding December.

  • An order to write a “letter of reflection” about how her harmful actions have impacted SGA and the UH student body

  • An order to put on a public presentation Sept. 28 detailing “the knowledge she has gained about cultural issues facing our society.”

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“The first amendment [sic] prevents a person from being jailed by the government for what they say. But [it] does not prevent people from receiving other consequences for what they say.”

Shorter: It’s illegal to for the ‘real government’ to suppress speech, but we kids can!

Lord of the Flies on steroids.

free speech conditions apply

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