COLLEGE PARK, Md. — In an effort to clamp down on hate crimes on campus, a U.S. Congressman announced plans Thursday to introduce a bill that would deny federal financial aid to colleges and universities that don’t develop adequate plans to respond to hate crimes. Institutions of higher education would also be required to educate students about what makes hate crimes unique from constitutionally protected speech.
Rep. Anthony Brown, D-Maryland, made the announcement here at the University of Maryland, where last spring Lt. Richard Collins III — an African-American student from Bowie State University — was allegedly stabbed to death by a University of Maryland student with ties to White supremacist groups.
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