Students demand action after professor Penn’s ‘racist’ comments about Asians

Amy Wax is noted to have said that the United States could be “better with fewer Asians.”

The University of Pennsylvania came under fire this week after a law professor made offensive remarks about Asians and the Asian-American community during an interview.

Amy Wax, while talking to a Brown University professor Glenn Loury on “The Glenn Show,” said: “It could just be that Democrats like open borders and Asians want more Asians here. Maybe they’re just mesmerized by the sensory fetish good about diversity I don’t know the answer, but as long as most Asians support Democrats and help elevate their position, I think the US would be better off with fewer Asians and less Asian immigration.”

Those comments sparked outrage on campus, with the law school principal calling them “anti-intellectual and racist.”

Dean Theodore Ruger said in a statement.

Penn students have filed a petition asking the school to take action against Wax, a retired professor.

Apratim Vidyarthi, a third-year law student, said: “I think the university needs to suspend her from all teaching duties. “She is not allowed on campus, she is not allowed to interact with students while this investigation is ongoing.”

Wax did not respond to multiple requests for comment from ABC News.

She has been accused of making racist comments before.

“We know she has said similar things in the past,” continued Vidvarthi. “She said that white European cultures were better than non-white European cultures in the past. She lied about the performance of black students in class. So nothing. surprised, and it’s time we did something about this.”

Soojin Jeong, co-chair of the Asia Pacific American Law Students Association, expressed disappointment with the Penn administration.

“As much as Amy Wax has said these things,” Jegon added, “we also know now that it’s a stereotype, as we said in the petition.”

https://abcnews.go.com/US/students-demand-action-penn-professors-racist-comments-asians/story?id=82142091 Students demand action after professor Penn’s ‘racist’ comments about Asians

Emma Bowman

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