University protests offensive speech by building giant Wall of Hate

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Watch out, Florida residents: A giant Wall of Hate is coming to a university near you — ostensibly for the purpose of combating offensive speech on campus.

Nova Southeastern University, a private institution in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is hosting the wall, which was assembled by student members of the activities committee on campus. The wall consists of various curse words, racial epithets and offensive ideas, and is a proxy villain for the campus’s “war on hate,” according to Campus Reform.

The assembly of the wall took place last week. It will be destroyed on Thursday and replaced with a Wall of Love as part of the closing festivities of Nova’s Unity Week.

The creation and destruction of the symbolic Wall of Hate will promote greater tolerance and diversity on campus, according to organizers.

“In a time when people are angry about a lot of things, like the Trayvon Martin shooting, it’s important for us as a student community to understand that NSU is a safe place,” said Danielle McCalla, one of the student organizers, in a statement to The Current.

A Nova spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

However, a spokesperson told Campus Reform that members of the community should expect to see words like, “nigger, faggot, spick, monkey, etc.,” appear on the Wall of Hate before it is destroyed.

The exercise in militant, destructive tolerance was paid for by mandatory student fees, according to university administrators.

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