Around 1,000 students and community members at Colorado State University defied administrators and held the annual Undie Run celebrating the end of the school year. School officials had had tried to shut down the run this year, warning that the combination of alcohol, marijuana and numerous people in their underwear that is typical of the run had made it rife with unwanted sexual touching.
"My cousin committed suicide while on duty at the armory after coming home from a tour abroad."
In the best of all possible worlds, such actions wouldn't be necessary. In the current climate, boycotting social media might spark a return to a robust marketplace of ideas.
The Utah Supreme Court upheld a six-month suspension without pay, based in part (though not entirely) on these remarks; the judge has a history of past discipline on other grounds as well.
"I want to be clear that the comments I made are not indicative of who I am or who I've become in the years since."