DC: University of Toronto faculty signed a letter criticizing hate speech against their transgender and black students in light of a fellow professor’s refusal to use “genderless pronouns.”
Approximately 250 faculty members endorsed the letter, implying that Peterson’s statements are leading to a rise in threats against some of the students, reports Metro News.
“We trust that these impacts on students and others were not your intention in making these remarks,” the letter states. “However, in view of these impacts, as well as the requirements of the Ontario Human Rights Code, we urge you to stop repeating these statements.”
Deborah Cowen, a geography professor, said she signed the letter because some of her transgender students stopped attending class because they did not feel safe.