Do Lincoln University prof’s comments amount to hate speech?

    Listen
    In 1996

    In 1996

    A tenured professor at Lincoln University who in 2010 questioned the Holocaust and called for Israel’s destruction is now making derogatory remarks about Jews, women, and gays.  

    The university has said it does not plan to take action, saying Kaukab Siddique is entitled to express his opinions so long as he doesn’t present them “as the views of the university.”

    However, is Lincoln subject to legal responsibilities in this matter?  NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller tried to get to the bottom of that question with Temple University law professor Burton Caine.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.