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FIRE Says U. California System Cannot Ban Use of the Term ‘Chinese Virus'

Added 03-30-20 12:38:03pm EST - “"The UC System is a public university system bound by the First Amendment."” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “FIRE Says U. California System Cannot Ban Use of the Term 'Chinese Virus'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Whenever there is a question about free speech, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education leads the way.

A First Amendment organization has chimed in on the University of California system’s recent “guidance” forbidding use of terms like “Chinese virus,” saying officials need to rethink their approach.

Earlier this month, the Council of Chief Diversity Officers at UC issued the document “Equity and Inclusion during COVID-19,” which states

Do not use terms such as “Chinese Virus” or other terms which cast either intentional or unintentional projections of hatred toward Asian communities, and do not allow the use of these terms by others. Refer to the virus as either “COVID-19” or “coronavirus” in both oral and written communications.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education notes the edict is “framed as ‘guidance,’ suggesting the directives are merely aspirational.” The problem is the words “do not,” which appear to indicate a mandate.

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