Amy Wax is a tenured professor at the U. of Pennsylvania School of Law with a knack for low key crimethink. (Here’s Prof. Wax’s recent article on “Educating the Disadvantaged” in National Affairs.) Now many of her colleagues are out to get her, although they can’t seem to think of any reasons for why what she says is wrong, just that it makes them so angry. Professor Wax is obviously guilty of hate because they all hate her.
Open letter to the University of Pennsylvania communityIn other words: hey kids, let’s trump something up against Prof. Wax! Did she ever look at you funny?
By 33 Penn Law Faculty Members 08/30/17 6:31pm
To the University of Pennsylvania Community:
We write to condemn recent statements our colleague Amy Wax, the Robert Mundheim Professor of Law at Penn Law School, has made in popular media pieces.
In an op-ed published recently at Philly.com, Wax and a coauthor wrote that “All cultures are not equal,” going on to claim that various social problems would be “significantly reduce[d]” if “the academics, media, and Hollywood” would stop the “preening pretense of defending the downtrodden,” because that would lead to “restoring the hegemony of the bourgeois culture.” In an interview with The Daily Pennsylvanian about the op-ed, Wax was quoted as saying that “Everyone wants to go to countries ruled by white Europeans,” because, in the phrasing of the DP article’s author, “Anglo-Protestant cultural norms are superior.” …
We categorically reject Wax’s claims.
We believe the ideal of equal opportunity to succeed in education is best achieved by a combination of academic freedom, open debate and a commitment by all participants to respect one another without bias or stereotype. To our students, we say the following: If your experience at Penn Law falls substantially short of this ideal, something has gone wrong, and we want to know about it.
Heather Mac Donald writes up this at NR.
Commenter Oddsbodkin says:
Now we know who Trump should nominate to replace RBG [Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg].Yes, excellent idea.