FIRE to Claremont McKenna College: No matter what you call it, intimidation chills

Amanda Nordstrom and Alex Morey
Foundation for Individual Rights in Expression

Excerpt: When three professors came to FIRE with allegations Claremont McKenna College took adverse action against them for quoting the racial slur, “n*****,” from works of literature in class, we got to work. We penned a letter to CMC asking for more information, and we urged the college to both abide by its strong academic freedom commitments and ensure it would not punish faculty for their pedagogically relevant speech.

 Our initial concerns remain, and we are freshly troubled that Chodosh is doubling down on practices that appear to threaten academic freedom.