As stated above, bias incidents are not tolerated at Graceland. At the same time, it must be remembered that just because a perspective or an idea may be offensive to someone, it is not necessarily bias-related. As an institution of higher learning, Graceland welcomes the open sharing of ideas, even when those may be conflicting or controversial. Not everything that offends us is motivated by bias, and much good can come from an open sharing of perspectives, even when those perspectives are contradictory. However, any language or behavior that is rooted in hate or devalues the worth of any person is not tolerated, and is in stark contradiction to our deepest values.