The president of Santa Monica College is urging students who witness “hate speech” to file a report with campus police.
“Reaffirming SMC’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion” was emailed to all students and staff on May 3 after an unknown “outside visitor brought hate speech onto one of Santa Monica College’s campuses.”
“This will not be tolerated,” writes President Kathryn E. Jeffries. “If you are the target of hate speech or witness it, you should immediately contact the Santa Monica College Police Department at (310) 434-4300 or submit an anonymous report to campus police.”
The email also encouraged students “not to engage with the individual causing such an incident,” instead referring them to the school’s crime reporting form, which allows students to anonymously claim incidents such as theft and assault.
Notably, a drop-down list to select the “type of crime being reported” does not include a category for “hate speech,” asking students to briefly describe the incident if it does not fall under the categories of “theft,” “vandalism,” “assault,” or “drug offense.”
The campaign to ostracize, shame, and intimidate dissent rolls on