U of T promotes professor at center of antisemitic controversy

Richard Klagsbrun reports:

According to these reports, which have not been denied by the University, Bhuyan supported the racism of students who wanted to avoid a visit, as part of their course, to the Baycrest Centre, a highly regarded Jewish geriatric care and research facility. Adrienne Chambon, the Director of PhD Programs at the U of T Faculty of Social Work at the time, recounted that Bhuyan told her, “‘racialized’ students come from underprivileged backgrounds and were justified in not wanting to be around old Jews because they are rich and would make them uneasy. “

Bhuyan also facilitated a classroom “Jew count” of faculty after making what Lightman described as an “inflammatory and inaccurate” assertion that half the department’s faculty were Jews. (…)

Demonstrating further contempt for its Jewish donors, the university recently promoted Bhuyan, who told Professor Chambon that racist attitudes towards Jews were “justified,” to Associate Professor with tenure.

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