Administrators at a Catholic university in the San Francisco Bay Area have rescinded an official school policy instructing students to clog up the regional 9-1-1 emergency reporting system to report “bias incidents.”
The school is Santa Clara University, reports Campus Reform.
As most people who have aged into the high single digits know, the 9-1-1 telephone number is a special, serious service reserved for emergencies which require immediate assistance from the police, the fire department or an ambulance.
Until this month, however, Santa Clara administrators have been instructing students to report “bias incidents” using the emergency service reserved for dispatching police, firefighters and ambulances.
“If the bias incident is in progress or just occurred: ALWAYS CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY,” the Santa Clara website instructed students in fierce, all-capital letters.
The language no longer appears on the website but the Internet Archive has a cached version because school officials appear to have quietly changed it this month.
In a nutshell, a “bias incident” is speech which someone, somewhere at the Jesuit university finds offensive.
Officials at school the have defined a “bias incident” as “any speech, act, or harassing action that targets” or “attacks” any “individual or group” because of “race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, citizenship status, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other status protected by law.”
Santa Clara officials still encourage students to report all “bias incidents” — just to campus police and not to local emergency authorities who are trained to contact real police, real firefighters, etc.
In a currently accessible brochure on the Santa Clara website, officials at the Jesuit school continue to urge students to ALWAYS CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY” about “bias incidents” underway. The brochure explain that people caught using language someone else finds offensive can be subject to “educational sanctions, disciplinary probation, suspension, and expulsion.”
The brochure from the Santa Clara U. office of housing and residence life — which includes a communist fist — lists several “rights” available to anyone who reports a “bias incident” including the right to “legal counsel.” The brochure from school officials lists exactly zero rights for anyone accused of offensive speech.
At both public and private colleges and universities around the country, administrators have been creating administrative structures that encourages students to report incidents of “bias” to school officials.
In May 2015, for example, the University of Colorado Boulder launched a massive student spying campaign encouraging students to report incidents of “bias” to taxpayer-funded school officials. (RELATED: University Of Colorado Combats ‘Bias’ With Huge Student Surveillance Scheme)
The extensive, taxpayer-funded online reporting mechanism solicits nearly two dozen pieces of information about “bias” perpetrators including their names, addresses, ages, phone numbers and student ID numbers. People who report “bias” can also provide a detailed narrative explanation of the “bias incident” they believe they have suffered.
The point of the new, potentially massive “Bias Incident Reporting” scheme is to make the University of Colorado campus “an inclusive and welcoming community” by encouraging students to report “demeaning and hurtful statements” to the administration, the CU Boulder website explains.
A widespread “Bias Motivated Incident” poster campaign on the CU Boulder campus featured posters saying, for example, “Go back to Africa, you don’t belong here.” Except for the school officials behind the “Bias Motivated Incident” poster campaign, there appears to be no evidence that anyone on the CU Boulder campus has ever said or thought these things.
Meanwhile, in January 2013, an unidentified student at Dartmouth College allegedly walked past two students of some Asian background, made eye contact and spoke a bunch of gibberish that the students perceived as mock Chinese.
Dartmouth’s Bias Incident Response Team sprung futilely into action, looking for a young male who possibly spoke gibberish, Asian-sounding syllables.
As far as The Daily Caller knows, he remains a fugitive. (RELATED: Dartmouth Student Who Spoke ‘Mock Chinese’ Remains On The Lam)