A series of lectures by a professor at Sofia University in Bulgaria have been roundly condemned for being “filled with racist, xenophobic and antisemitic content.”
Professor Mihail Mirchev recently uploaded a series of online lectures on Youtube that show him, among other inflammatory remarks, stating in response to his own question as to whether it is possible for Bulgaria to become a “Jewish state”, that it is indeed possible “if they [the Jews], less than one per cent, own the state and the capital, the media and the arts”.
The series of controversial lectures is titled “Social Work with Ethnic Groups”, and it has been taught for three years by the professor.
Numerous organisations and academics have written to the University’s administration calling for his dismissal.
Prof. Mirchev reportedly maintains that he will not resign and refuses to alter any of his teaching materials or online content, describing the allegations as “very exaggerated.”
Hours after students shared the letter on social media, an online petition was organised calling for Prof. Mirchev’s removal.