After years of denigrating the academic accomplishments of minority students and peddling shoddy, warrantless claims as “scholarly insights,” Amy Wax might finally face some real consequences. Despite everything, it seemed as though the school would rest content in merely stripping her of 1L teaching responsibilities — a punishment a lot of law professors would love to receive. Alas, throwing “the United States is better off with fewer Asians” into the mix provided the final stamp Dean Ted Ruger needed to get a free hoagie and lodge a formal complaint.
But she wants everybody to know that she has no intention of resigning. At least she’s committed to making this process as unpleasant as everything else about her.
Chatting with Concordia University professor Gad Saad, Wax explained that Black people won’t be evenly represented in all professions because of “different rates of crime, different average IQs,” before offering her assessment of her predicament:
“My case is on some level not about me. I’m just roadkill, I’m a casualty in the culture wars,” Wax told Saad, whose YouTube channel has more than 230,000 subscribers. “What I see being said and done with respect to me is truly alarming. It is a total repudiation of the very concept of academic freedom.”
As a reminder, her case has absolutely not a damn thing to do with academic freedom, but she’s going to beat that long deceased filly until the bitter end.
“They’ve been trying to fire me for years and they’re still trying. I wouldn’t give them the satisfaction,” Wax told Saad during the interview. A petition that was launched three years ago calling on Ruger to fire Wax has now received more than 76,000 signatures.
Honestly, no they haven’t. In fact, the school spent years bending over backward to ignore her antics. Because, despite the fever dreams of conservatives everywhere, liberals aren’t really itching to fire troublesome law professors. For example, let’s transition briefly to discuss another law school hire with a pesky racism problem…
Elie Mystal replied:
Sure… but this is the logic of a hostage situation. “Don’t punish people for creating a hostile academic environment because… they’ll make a scene” isn’t a sustainable strategy. Look at Wax’s commentary above! She cast herself as a martyr before the school did anything to her. They’re just going to whine that they’re oppressed by the “woke mob” whether anyone does anything about it or not, so the school may as well do something.
Particularly in Wax’s case: how can it get any worse? She goes on more random podcasts to insult immigrants and cast aspersions on Black Penn grads?
Like dealing with a child throwing a tantrum, trying to starve her of attention only made the issue worse. There’s going to be a lot of screaming and crying, but it’s always better to address the issue head on.
If you fire these people, it’s not going to remove their toxicity from the world, but it’s going to remove you from that toxicity.
And that’s a good enough reason.
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