I am writing my grievances against Professor Mohan Jyoti Dutta who is currently Dean’s Chair Professor of Communication at Massey University in New Zealand. He is also the Director of the Centre for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE).
I have tried to empathize with Mohan Dutta for some time, however he has increasingly shown signs of becoming more vocal and alarmingly radicalized in his views about an alleged “majority privilege”. It has come to a point where I feel the need to call him out as a reverse racist who masks his grievances as defiance against majority privilege. We should not condone prejudice or discrimination against anyone.
While I am agreeable for Mohan Dutta to practice his right to free speech, he has been openly attacking Caucasians on his social media accounts. I only got wind of these posts from a student who expressed similar concerns about the esteemed professor.
Bearing such radical views has apparently clouded his judgment, and caused him to commit questionable affirmative action. More concerning, Mohan Dutta has made and is still making unsubstantiated claims of faculty members being racists. He has taken matters further by spreading such unwarranted slander and gossip.
Based on feedback, he has deliberately favored minority postgraduate students. An effect of such bias is reflected by his tendencies to award good grades to minority students.
Word among the staff has it that he previously misappropriated or misused money. There was once where he allegedly used school funding for dodgy entertainment and personal transport claims.
This professor is a blight to the academic community. Despite his past credentials, I express concerns over his growing intolerant views. It is even more concerning that he is given leeway to spread such views and putting Massey’s reputation at stake. I urge the University Board to scrutinize whether such a person deserves to be associated with the institution.