One of the members of the Kappa Sigma fraternity at the University of Maryland was suspended after one of the emails he had sent one year earlier was released. The email contained very explicit language, calling African Americans by the N word and mocking other girls because of their looks.
Even though this email was sent one year ago, it still caught the President of the University’s attention due to the scandal at Oklahoma University.
According to the article by the website Insidehighered.com these issues are raising questions about how far can university’s administrations can punish a student for racist comments without violating their first amendment.
New, J. (2015, March 16). U. of Maryland wrestles with how to punish fraternity member who sent racist, sexist e-mail | InsideHigherEd. Retrieved April 26, 2015, from https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/03/16/u-maryland-wrestles-how-punish-fraternity-member-who-sent-racist-sexist-e-mail