Kansas City Art Institute further restricts students’ speech rights following free speech controversy

Sabrina Conza
Foundation for Individual Rights in Expression

Excerpt: After facing criticism for expelling a student over controversial art featured on the student’s social media account, Kansas City Art Institute has further limited students’ free speech rights by revising its social media policy to prohibit large swaths of protected expression that could make others uncomfortable.

This policy change comes less than two months after FIRE wrote KCAI in July when it expelled incoming student Ash Mikkelsen after receiving complaints about Ash’s pseudonymous Twitter account, which featured sexually-explicit Japanese-style cartoons called hentai.