In December 1998,  sidewalk chalkings and
posters, some carrying the heading "Fight Multiculturalism,"
promoted KKK literature and websites.

University officials felt the heading itself might be
prosecutable under the state hate crimes statute.   Various
professors felt that for an issue to be considered free speech,
the speaker must identify him/herself, and that expression
inciting hatred is not free speech but an act of harm. If the
perpetrators had been caught, stated the university's Judicial
Coordinator, sanctions would have been imposed under the OU
Student Code, which requires that students have permission before
posting graffiti or distributing free literature on campus.

In 1998, a campus anti-censorship group distributing material
encouraging the freedom to read came a cropper under this
provision of the code. They prepared a bookmark headlined "Read a
Dirty Book" (it listed classics banned when first published);
also prominent was group's acronym: PORN (People Opposed to
Restricting kNowledge).

The university considers distribution of literature as
solicitation and limits the activity to pre-approved locations.
PORN did not understand  this, although they did get permission
to post. Campus police refused to allow the bookmarks to be
handed out. An article in the Oklahoma Daily accused the
administration of applying its policy selectively, charging that
literature critical of the CIA and of the distinction between
faculty and administrative salaries were interdicted, while the
Militia of Montana was allowed to hand out flyers to protest
civil rights speaker Morris Dees.