A York University professor has taken it upon himself to make York more egalitarian. The school cancels class on Rosh Hashanah, and he believes that's unfair, so he has decided to cancel his class on all religious holidays. He believes that canceling class on Rosh Hashanah, but not on other holidays, is "illegal, discriminatory and arbitrary."
York is in Canada, so I have little to no exposure to their constitutional structure or their legal system. Therefore York's actions might very well illegal. However, I highly doubt some history professor figured out a violation in the country's laws while the legal scholars looking for these types of fights are completely clueless. I mean, if the University of Michigan decided to cancel classes for Ramadan, the ACLU would be down their throats in a second. Does Canada not have an ACLU?
What a weird thing for a Jewish professor to do.
(Hat Tip: Why Josh Can't Be Left Alone)