Adam Goldstein’s (FIRE) and My S.D. Union-Tribune Op-Ed on the Thomas Smith / USD Law Controversy
The op-ed is here; an excerpt from the opening:
University of San Diego Law School professor Thomas Smith is facing calls for his firing. His offense: a blog post that characterized defenders of China’s coronavirus response as “swallowing so much Chinese —- swaddle.”
His critics are characterizing this as a racial slur, and the law school’s dean appears to be agreeing. They are wrong, but worse, this reaction chills the ability to criticize governments around the world….
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