‘By allowing Wax to remain employed…Penn Carey Law has normalized a culture of white supremacy,’ students said
A University of Pennsylvania black law students’ association reissued demands to terminate Professor Amy Wax’s employment for inviting Jared Taylor to campus.
“[Wax] has once again invited a recognized white supremacist, Jared Taylor, to Penn Carey Law’s campus as a speaker for her Conservative and Political Legal Thought course,” according to a Black Law Students Association’s Tuesday Instagram post.
“By allowing Wax to remain employed by the Law School, Penn Carey Law has normalized a culture of white supremacy,” the group wrote.
Taylor also assigned for that day a book chapter by Princeton political science Professor Russ Nieli from the text “Key Thinkers of the Radical Right: Behind the New Threat to Liberal Democracy,” according to the syllabus.
BLSA circulated a petition in 2018 to have Wax fired, claiming that she had made “disparaging, false and deeply offensive claims.”
The petition cited a 2017 video with black economist Glenn Loury in which Wax stated “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a black student graduate in the top quarter of the class” at Penn Law, and “rarely, rarely in the top half” of the class.
As a result, in March 2018 Penn law school dean Ted Ruger stripped Wax of duties teaching required curriculum courses to first-year students, Inside Higher Ed reported at the time.
Wax has long been a figure of controversy at the Philly Ivy League law school.
Ruger called for a “major sanction” against Wax, according to the letter.
In 2022 Wax said the United States would be “better off with fewer Asians and less Asian immigration,” according to The Fix. She also allegedly stated in class that Mexican men are more likely to assault women and that such a stereotype was acceptable because everyone believes “Germans are punctual.” She also allegedly said gay couples are not fit to raise children.
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