Friday, February 18, 2022

Punished for having an Opinion on Immigration

I mentioned Amy Wax, and now her academic freedom is ending.

NBC News reports:

The dean of the University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law said he would seek sanctions against tenured law professor Amy Wax over discriminatory remarks she made about the Asian American community.

Wax said early this month that the U.S. is “better off with fewer Asians and less Asian immigration.” Dean Ted Ruger said in a statement Tuesday that he had received multiple complaints since 2017 citing Wax’s behavior as disruptive to students and the school community.

Either we have policies that lead to more Asian immigration, or less. If she advocated more immigration, Penn would be rewarding her.
“The complaints assert that it is impossible for students to take classes from her without a reasonable belief that they are being treated with discriminatory animus.”
I guess the dean is saying that BIPOCs are too stupid to understand what Wax said.

A Gallup poll reports:

58 percent of all Americans are dissatisfied with current immigration levels.
Thinking that we would be better off with less Asian immigration is a mainstream view. Probably most Americans agree. Why can't a university dean tolerate that opinion?

Another Gallup poll says:

The percentage of U.S. adults who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or something other than heterosexual has increased to a new high of 7.1%, which is double the percentage from 2012, when Gallup first measured it. …

Roughly 21% of Generation Z Americans who have reached adulthood — those born between 1997 and 2003 — identify as LGBT.

Apparently the big increase is in those claiming to be bisexual. My guess is that they aren't really bisexual, but say that in order to appear liberal and broad-minded. They are like those liberals who claim to be not racist, but live in an all-white neighborhood.

Update: Also punished for having an opinion on immigration is Michelle Malkin, who got blackballed from Airbnb. And Ann Coulter points out that VDARE got kicked out out of Colorado Springs for similar opinions. A lawsuit got dismissed. The legal rationale had to do with Civil War statues in Charlottesville.

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