Two law professors are facing racism, sexism, and homophobia charges at the U of Pennsylvania for urging Americans to act responsibly, have respect for authority, hard work and self-discipline!
On August 9, University of Pennsylvania law professor Amy Wax and University of San Diego law professor Larry Alexander published an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer calling for a revival of basic values such as child-rearing within marriage, hard work, self-discipline on and off the job, and respect for authority.
If you instruct your child about the value of hard work, according to a current uproar at the University of Pennsylvania, advocacy of such is “hate speech.”
(My friend, Tony Branco, the Politically Incorrect Cartoonist, always hits the nail on the head:)
The controversy was sparked by by two law professors. The scandal illustrates just how far gone our college campuses are. It proves the use of racial victimology to stifle free speech.
The National Review reports:
The University of Pennsylvania’s student newspaper, the Daily Pennsylvanian, spotted a scandal in the making. The day after the op-ed was published, it came out with a story headlined “‘Not All Cultures Are Equal’ Says Penn Law Professor in Op-Ed.”
Naturally, the paper placed Wax and Alexander’s op-ed in the context of Wax’s other affronts to left-wing dogma. It quoted a Middlebury College sociology professor who claimed that Middlebury’s “students of color were being attacked and felt attacked” by a lecture Wax gave at Middlebury College in 2013 on black-family breakdown. It noted that Penn’s Black Law Students Association had criticized her for a Wall Street Journal op-ed in 2005 on black self-help.
But the centerpiece of the Daily Pennsylvanian story was its interview with Wax. Wax (whom I consider a friend) is the most courageous truth-teller on American colleges today. Initially trained as a neurologist at Harvard Medical School, she possesses fearsome intelligence and debating skills. True to form, she stuck by her thesis. “I don’t shrink from the word, ‘superior’” with regard to Anglo-Protestant cultural norms, she told the paper.
“Everyone wants to come to the countries that exemplify” these values. “Everyone wants to go to countries ruled by white Europeans.” Western governments have undoubtedly committed crimes, she said, but it would be a mistake to reject what is good in those countries because of their historical flaws. The fuse was lit. The rules of the game were the following: Ignore what Wax and Alexander had actually said; avoid providing any counterevidence; and play the race card to the hilt as a substitute for engaging with their arguments.
During the 1960s, these values were rejected and replaced with an “antiauthoritarian, adolescent, wish-fulfillment ideal [of]sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll”.
The professors pointed out that the consequences of that cultural revolution are all around us. The United States is plagued with “lagging education levels, the lowest male work-force participation rate since the Great Depression, opioid abuse, and high illegitimacy rates”.
That triggered the U of Pennsylvania students.
Wax and Alexander simply dared to mention the self-defeating behaviors that leave too many Americans idle, addicted, or in prison: “the single-parent, antisocial habits, prevalent among some working-class whites; the anti-‘acting white’ rap culture of inner-city blacks; the anti-assimilation ideas gaining ground among some Hispanic immigrants.”
That too triggered the U of Pennsylvania students.
And that is hate speech now. That is racist, homophobic hate speech. This country is in for a long hard future, this is your next generation folks. What happened?
Wax e-mailed the Pennsylvania student paper: “If this is the best Penn professors and grad students can do, our culture really is in trouble.”
Ain’t that the truth!
Believe it or not, there is even more to the U of Pennsylvania scandal story. Check it out at The National Review!
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