Hate Crime

Hate Crime Hoaxes

Mar 22, 2016 by Chance Layton |

In an article featured in Hate Crimes: A Reference Handbook, NAS Executive Director Ashley Thorne writes about the danger of hate crime hoaxes.

Campus Tolerance for Violence

Dec 31, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood examines how academics have promoted and contributed to lawlessness and violence.

Triggers, Metaphoric and Real

May 28, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

The killings in and around UCSB brought gruesome realism to the buzzword "trigger warnings."

SPLC: Usefulness Outlived?

Mar 28, 2014 by George Yancey |

Academic Questions author George Yancey surmises that the Southern Poverty Law Center has come to be labeled as simply another progressive interest group. 

A Serious Blow to Academic Freedom—No Outcry, Though

Nov 19, 2013 by Peter Wood |

The latest in the attacks on Mark Regnerus is a court decision that utterly undermines scholarly peer review.

Oberlin College Battles Phony Hate Crimes

Aug 27, 2013 by Glenn Ricketts |

Oberlin College adds to the long tally of bogus hate crimes – with pride and gusto.

Panic at Oberlin

Mar 08, 2013 by George W. Dent |

Classes are canceled at Oberlin College because of racist graffiti and Ku Klux Klan sightings.

The Complexities of Hate Crimes

Mar 19, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

Jackson Toby reflects on the practical difficulties when juries in criminal trials seek to determine what "bias" might consist of in criminal prosecutions, while CEI attorney Hans Bader sees big problems with breadth and vagueness.

FIRE Notes NJ Anti-Bullying Law Endangers Free Speech On Campus

Feb 01, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

No one should tolerate genuine bullying, but the sensitive enforcers of ambiguous anti-harassment laws often overstep their bounds.

FIRE Sends Open Letter to OCR on Sexual Harassment, NAS Co-Signs

Jan 06, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

We collaborate with FIRE against OCR guidelines that trivialize sexual harassment with severe results to the careers of those frivolously charged.

What’s Going On at Williams College?

Dec 23, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

After racial epithets were scrawled on a Williams College dormitory wall, the president of Williams all but sent in a S.W.A.T. team in response: he ordered classes and athletic practices cancelled, and organized a “day of…

Duke Gang of 88 Member to NEH

Jan 14, 2011 by George Leef |

A Pope Center piece tells of President Obama's appointing Duke professor Cathy Davidson, a "Gang of 88" member who was champing at the bit to have the accused lacrosse players punished for a crime that didn't happen, to…

Gonzaga Studies Hate

Jan 07, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Gonzaga University's Institute for Action Against Hate misses an opportunity to shed academic light on human hate, settling instead on politically correct answers.

Williams Chokes Up

Oct 07, 2008 by Peter Wood |

Should bias in higher education be reported?

The Copyist: The Plagiarist and the Noose

Feb 27, 2008 by Ashley Thorne |

Columbia Teachers College professor, charged with plagiarism, cries racism.