Penn Law Professor Says US “Better Off With Fewer Asians”
- A Penn professor said the United States would be better off with less Asian immigration.
- Amy Wax said the United States should limit Asian immigration because of its support for Democrats.
- Wax is now facing a backlash for his comments.
A University of Pennsylvania law professor faces backlash after claiming the United States would be “better off with fewer Asians and less Asian immigration.”
In a letter obtained by DailyMail.com, Amy Wax doubled down on racist comments she made on The Glenn Show in December, saying the United States should be concerned about the number of Asians immigrating to the United States because let them vote for the Democrats.
“Maybe it’s just that Democrats like open borders and Asians want more Asians here,” the Penn Law professor wrote, according to DailyMail.com. “But as long as most Asians support the Democrats and help advance their positions, I think the United States is doing better with fewer Asians and less Asian immigration.”
During a December interview on The Glenn Show, Wax and host Glenn Loury engaged in a discussion about American immigration when the conversation turned to Asian immigration.
“It’s just more difficult to assimilate these people or have confidence that our way of life will continue if we bring in a lot of people who don’t know it,” Wax said. “These are not original ideas on the [political] to the right.”
Wax went on to say that the United States should be concerned about the migration of South Asian elites to the United States and its impact on American culture.
“[We] have to distinguish the mass immigration, which we get from Hispanics, south of the border, which I think poses different questions and challenges than the Asian elites we receive, ”she said. “This does not mean that the influx of Asian elites is not a problem. In fact, I think it’s problematic … I think it’s because there is this … danger of domination of an Asian elite in this country. “
Wax is now facing a backlash for his comments.
Penn Law School dean Theodore Ruger said Wax’s comments were “anti-intellectual” in a statement on Monday, calling them “xenophobic and white supremacist views.”
“Like all racist generalizations, Wax’s recent comments do harm by perpetuating stereotypes and imposing differential burdens on Asian students, faculty and staff to bear the brunt of this vitriol and prejudice,” he said. -he declares.
“As we pointed out earlier, Wax’s views are diametrically opposed to the policies and ethics of this institution,” Ruger added. “They serve as a lingering and tangible reminder that racism, sexism and xenophobia are not theoretical abstractions but are real and insidious beliefs in this country and in our building. This reality sharpens and deepens our commitment to supporting our community then that we continue to work to advance equity and inclusion.
Former President Donald Trump’s niece Mary Trump also criticized Wax’s comments.
“It helps to explain the situation in which this country finds itself in which an Ivy League university allows the morally and intellectually bankrupt racist #AmyWax to teach the next generation of American lawyers,” she said. declared. said on twitter. “There should be consequences for this kind of hateful @pennlaw rhetoric.”
Wax has faced similar reactions before for his views on the United States’ need to favor whites over non-whites in the immigration system.
“Let’s be frank: Europe and the First World, to which the United States belongs, remain predominantly white for now. And the Third World, although mixed, contains a lot of non-whites,” she said. declared during the first National Conservatism. conference 2019, according to Vox. “Embracing nationalism at a cultural distance actually means taking the position that our country will fare better with more whites and fewer non-whites. “