Acadia professor Rick Mehta is being investigated for publicly expressing doubleplusungood opinions about feminism and relations with First Nations:
Acadia University has launched a formal investigation into complaints against a professor over controversial comments he made on social media and in the classroom.
Heather Hemming, vice-president academic at the Wolfville, N.S., school, said in a letter to professor Rick Mehta that the university has received complaints from students, faculty and others with concerns about his views.
“These concerns relate to the manner in which you are expressing views that you are alleged to be advancing or supporting and, in some instances, time that you are spending on these issues in the classroom,” she said in a letter on Feb. 13. “The university has a legal responsibility to provide an environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment and personal harassment.”
But [UNB Professor Matthew] Sears called Mehta’s “free-speech absolutism” extreme, noting that free speech does not mean consequence-free speech. The university must weigh a professor’s right to free speech with a student’s right to be safe and supported in class, he noted.
You can have a “right to be safe and supported in class” or you can have a university. Pick one.
You’d think the Masuma Khan fiasco would teach those on the left that the safe-space dragon will eventually eat them, too. But I guess they’ll just have to learn the hard way.