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Interesting. I think the key variable is the person's actions: does this person in practice discriminate or harm students in any other ways. Unfortunately, these things are subtle, and are often hard to prove or figure out. But when the person in question is stupid enough to voice such beliefs aloud, this is an opportunity to catch such people. I would still prefer to just see this treated as a just red flag, and have the person's professional conduct thoroughly investigated before reaching the decision. But I don't understand why we should just ignore clear signs that a person may be unsuitable for his or her job.

At the same time, I am a strong supporter of free speech, and I really don't want to be in a situation where people are afraid to speak their mind. So it is hard for me to make up my mind on this one. But between just ignoring this, and doing the "mob justice", there is a lot of room to other more reasonable ways to take care of such incidents.






- What I'm saying is, you live in a Western country, shit like the occurrence in the title question happens in Western countries, shit of a diametrically opposite kind happens in Eastern countries, and if the two cultural poles of the world listened to each other more, perhaps they'd arrive closer to the right method to approach such problems, collectively.

- Either these things are subtle, or the signs that a person may be unsuitable for their job are clear. There is a continuum, agreed, but at the same time there's no such thing as a "clear subtle sign".

- Not having politically incorrect views is a higher bar than not indicating them in any way in one's professional position, which is a higher bar than not acting on them in one's professional position. A good closet keeps in discriminatory behaviour as well as speech. At least that's the way I see it.
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