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Students at one of the most prestigious college preparatory schools in the United States can reportedly risk expulsion for single instances of speech that someone finds offensive.

Albans School in Washington, DC, is circulating an “anti-bias” draft policy among its administrators regarding potential penalties for “hate speech,” according to documents obtained. Washington Free Beacon.

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“It is the effect of hate speech, not the intent of those who perpetrate it, that is of utmost importance,” the draft policy said, adding that boys could face expulsion “even.” that also in the case of an expression, act or gesture”.

‘It is the effect of the hate speech, not the intention of the perpetrators, that is extremely important.’

According to the draft policy, offenses may involve “false humour” and such violations must be “immediately reported to the student’s advisor” by students, teachers or parents.

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“We also expect that anyone, whether a student, faculty, staff or family member, who witnesses, or has knowledge of, an incident of hate speech, will report the incident to the appropriate person,” it reads.

The policy assures that no one will face negative consequences for making “a goodwill report”.

The Washington Free Beacon said it was unclear whether such policies had already been implemented.

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Established in the shadow of the National Cathedral in 1909, St. Albans is a college preparatory day and boarding school for boys. Cost Over $50,000 annually for day students and over $70,000 for boarding students.

school issued Statement Committed to addressing “racial hate speech” and to “investigate and eliminate such behavior” regarding diversity, equality and inclusion in the wake of the death of George Floyd in 2020.

“As noted in our June 27 letter, faculty and staff read Ibram X. Kendy’s ‘How to Be an Antiracist’ and Ta-Nehi Coates’ ‘Between the World and M.I’ This summer,” the statement read. “We had two training sessions and conversations based on these books during our inaugural faculty and staff meetings, and we will continue these conversations and training sessions during our October faculty and staff professional days. Will keep.”

The book of Coates has also been included in the school curriculum. The school lists important race theory texts in its List of “resources”.

The list of notable St. Albans alumni who have risen to power is extensive and includes former Vice President Al Gore, as well as several senators.

St Albans’ communications office did not respond to a request for comment at the time for publication.