Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Amy Wax on the Chopping Block

Penn law professor Amy Wax is likely to be fired, based on this report. Most of the charges are for off-campus opinions, but here is one of the most damning:
Inviting on campus Jared Taylor, one of the world’s most prominent white supremacists, for a mandatory lecture in her Law School course.3 To prepare for this class, Wax assigned an interview with Enoch Powell, a man who was ousted from his leadership role in the British Conservative party over fifty years ago ...

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, “Taylor hosts the annual American Renaissance Conference, where racist intellectuals rub shoulders with Klansmen, neo-Nazis and other white supremacists” and edited the discontinued American Renaissance magazine, which “regularly published proponents of eugenics and blatant anti-black and anti-Latino racists.”

Note that it does not actually quote Taylor. It is just guilt by association. Wax is bad for inviting a speaker who also participated in a conference with intellectuals with bad views. They are actually Klansmen or neo-Nazis or even white supremacists, as that is just leftist name-calling.

If students are going to learn about immigration law, then they need to hear the pros and cons. All arguments against immigration are censored by the Left.

The report keeps saying that she has caused "harms" to faculty and students, where the supposed harm consists only of being exposed to other views.

It lists an assortment true facts that she said. No attempt at rebuttal is made. In most cases, the gripe is that students, and even faculty, are made uncomfortable by certain facts.

In other college wokeness, Jonathan Turley writes:

There is an interesting controversy brewing in anthropology departments where professors have called for researchers to stop identifying ancient human remains by biological gender because they cannot gauge how a person identified at that the time. Other scholars are calling for researchers to stop identifying race as a practice because it fuels white supremacy.
This sounds like a joke, but it is not.

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