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First Amendment in the schools: Federal judge prevents expulsion over ‘liking’ of racism on Instagram

A federal judge cited the First Amendment in ruling that the Albany school district in California could not expel Kevin Chen for “liking” racist images on Instagram. (The New Yorker, May 39, 2017, by Nahema Marchal)

Chen did not post the image but he and three others admitted to “liking” them. The four students  claimed the administration subjected them to public shaming and failed to protect them against physical assault. The district proclaimed its commitment to “an inclusive and respectful learning environment” for all student. (Courthouse News Service, May 27, 2017. by Matthew Renda)

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