After the last few weeks, there are probably lots of downgrades coming.
We Lose FIRE’s Green Light
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has downgraded the College from a Green Light to a Yellow Light rating. In a press release the organization was careful to note that this change was not related to the recent BLM invasion of Berry Library; rather, it originated in a “January 2013… incident in which a student spoke in mock-Chinese gibberish to several Asian students in the cafeteria.”
FIRE explained the reason for its decision as follows:
Examples of bias incidents, according to Dartmouth’s Office of Pluralism and Leadership, include “telling jokes” and “stereotyping.” This policy is inconsistent with Dartmouth’s claim to be an institution that “prizes and defends the right of free speech.” If every joke or provocative remark about politics, religion, or culture is potentially subject to a formal investigation, Dartmouth students are not truly free to speak their minds.