Susan Snyder, Philadelphia Inquirer, April 11, 2022
University of Pennsylvania law professor Amy Wax made more inflammatory comments on a national conservative talk show Friday, slamming immigrants who are critical of the United States.
“There is just a tremendous amount of resentment and shame of non-western peoples against western peoples for western peoples’ outsized achievements and contributions,” Wax told political commentator Tucker Carlson on Fox. “It’s really unbearable.”
Her comments came as Penn is amid a faculty senate review process that could lead to sanctions against the 69-year-old tenured professor who has worked at Penn for two decades. Penn declined comment on her latest remarks, and the law school reiterated that her “views do not reflect our values or practices.”
Wax said on the show that Black Americans also feel resentment and shame.
“It’s this unholy brew of sentiments,” she said.
Wax criticized Asian and South Asian Indian doctors at Penn Medicine, who she said “are on the ramparts for the antiracism initiative for dump on America.” She singled out Brahmin women from India.
“Here’s the problem,” she said. “They are taught that they are better than everybody else because they are Brahmin elites and yet on some level, their country is a s—hole. … They’ve realized that we’ve outgunned and outclassed them in every way. … They feel anger. They feel envy. They feel shame. … It creates ingratitude of the most monstrous kind.”
Her comments drew swift criticism.
Wax then attacks Indian immigrants for criticizing things in the US when “their country is a shithole” and goes on to say that “the role of envy and shame in the way that the third world regards the first world […] creates ingratitude of the most monstrous kind.” pic.twitter.com/dUL9coinS9
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