Political Correctness vs. Freedom of Thought – The Keith John Sampson Story

By February 27, 2009

One of FIRE’s most shocking cases in 2008 was that of Keith John Sampson, a student-employee at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) who was found guilty of racial harassment for merely reading the book Notre Dame vs. the Klan: How the Fighting Irish Defeated the Ku Klux Klan during his work breaks. Thanks to FIRE’s involvement and the extensive media coverage of the case, the finding against Sampson was eventually overturned and his school record was cleared, but the story behind this incident is still disturbing months later. Filmmaker Andrew Marcus has produced a short documentary on Sampson’s case in the hopes of restoring his reputation and bringing to light the incidents of censorship that are all too common on college campuses today.

Schools: Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis Cases: Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis: Student Employee Found Guilty of ‘Racial Harassment’ for Reading a Book