UNB reviews allegations of hate speech against sociology professor

May 24, 2019

The University of New Brunswick is reviewing allegations that sociology professor Ricardo Duchesne has been spreading hate-speech online. CBC reports that the university defended Duchesne against similar accusations in 2015, but has opted to review his conduct following an article from the Huffington Post that connects his research to white supremacist publications, blogs, and podcasts. Mark Mercer, President of the Society for Academic Freedom and Scholarship, told CBC that Duchesne should be free to express his ideas in a public forum. According to the Chair of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, however, Duchesne espouses “vile forms of hatred” that “tend to discriminate against people for various different reasons.” HuffPost CBC | UNB (NB)