Professor Rick Mehta of Acadia University has been teaching psychology for 14 years. He sometimes talks about things in his classroom or on social media that challenge his students’ thinking on current affairs or their own ideology.
Mehta offers alternative views on immigration, gender politics, multiculturalism and feminism. He says he’s trying to teach his students to think critically.
Last time we heard from Mehta, he was on my show, The Gunn Show. At the time, student activist busy-bodies were pushing a petition demanding that Mehta be fired, alleging his ideas were creating an “unsafe” learning environment on campus.
Mehta also told me he received a reduced teaching course load for failing to comply with administration’s demands to keep his un-PC opinions to himself.
And now, the other shoe has dropped. Mehta is facing a formal investigation after being accused of violating the university’s discrimination and sexual and personal harassment policies.
Mehta joins me via Skype to talk about the weaponization of the official complaints process to shut down a diversity of views of campus.