Cal Poly hosts forum to address racism on campus amid another blackface incident

"Another panelist, philosophy professor Patrick Lin, said that expelling a student for non-criminal hate speech isn't really an option for a public university. He said if the university was to expel a student for something like that, it would be hit with a lawsuit that would go to the Supreme Court.

"If we expelled other students thinking that Cal Poly is the test case where we re-invent free speech laws. That, again, is a very interesting thought experiment, but I don't know if it's up to any of us to bring that kind of risk for an entire university," Lin said."