University to Students: Call 911 over 'Bias Incidents'
A California university is advising students to “always call 911 immediately” over bias incidents.
Santa Clara University says a bias incident is “a speech, act, or harassing action that targets, threatens, or attacks an individual or group because of their actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religious affiliation, sex, gender identity, disability, or sexual orientation.”
Students who experience such incidents should call 911, contact the Office of Student Life, alert Campus Safety Services, and file an anonymous report, the school says.
CampusReform.org broke the story earlier this week. News editor Sterling Beard was on “Fox and Friends” this morning, where he remarked that 911 should be used for emergencies, not because someone’s feelings are hurt.
The university told CampusReform.org that the bias incident definition is intentionally vague to encourage people to come forward with issues.