Jordan Peterson Takes Parting Shot at University of Toronto Following Public Resignation

Psychologist Jordan Peterson resigned his tenured position at the University of Toronto calling academia a “stunningly corrupt enterprise.”

QUICK FACTS:
  • Famed psychologist Jordan Peterson has resigned from the University of Toronto leaving behind his tenured position there, according to The Blaze.
  • The author and professor offered a scathing review of the university in a piece published by the National Post titled “Why I am no longer a tenured professor at the University of Toronto.”
  • Peterson cited discrimination against heterosexual white male graduate students who were passed over for positions due to the push for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • He also cited his own ability to teach more people with “less interference” online.
WHAT PETERSON SAID:
  • Peterson said in his departure article that he could no longer idly stand by and watch “qualified and supremely trained heterosexual white male graduate students” be overlooked for research positions due to a push for diversity, equity, and inclusion, saying his students were “partly unacceptable precisely because they are my students.
  • “These have been imposed universally in academia, despite the fact that university hiring committees had already done everything reasonable for all the years of my career, and then some, to ensure that no qualified ‘minority’ candidates were ever overlooked,” he continued.
  • “My students are also partly unacceptable precisely because they are my students. I am academic persona non grata, because of my unacceptable philosophical positions. And this isn’t just some inconvenience.”
  • “These facts,” he added, “rendered my job morally untenable. How can I accept prospective researchers and train them in good conscience knowing their employment prospects to be minimal?”
  • “They all lie (excepting the minority of true believers) and they teach their students to do the same,” he alleged, going on to say that they were “further corrupting what is already a stunningly corrupt enterprise.”
BACKGROUND:
  • Peterson is a Canadian clinical psychologist who began to receive international attention in the early 2010s for his take on culture and politics.
  • The psychologist has become particularly well-loved amongst conservatives for his traditional and conservative-friendly take on the progression of society and the political landscape.
  • Tickets to hear Peterson speak are available here. The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast can be found here. And His YouTube channel, featuring clips of the author and links to his work in other languages can be found here