As recently noted in this space, Professor Amy Wax has recently made more racisms. Various wingers — including fellow at the Ed Whelan Institute For Ethics And Zillow-Based Conspiracy Theories Pascal-Emmanuel “ACTUALLY it’s hebephilia” Gobry have attempted to deny this with hilarious results:
The problem with this weird defense of Wax’ remarks as disparate impact discrimination against nonwhite immigration rather than direct discrimination is that Mexican immigrants have far more “cultural affinity” with the US than white Europeans. https://t.co/aMmji9ujO5— Adam Serwer🍝 (@AdamSerwer) July 19, 2019
I have read and reread this excerpt from Amy Wax’s speech and by any conventional understanding of English language rhetoric she is saying the following: “Foreign nonwhites are less compatible with Western cultures than foreign whites, & immigration policy should recognize this.” https://t.co/vvNFoilDs9— b-boy bouiebaisse (@jbouie) July 19, 2019
To state the obvious, saying that you think the country should have “more whites and fewer non-whites” doesn’t somehow become magically not-racist because you preemptively declare that you’re actually talking about
My first reaction is that while I understand how much the Campus PC racket has invested into trying to turn Wax into an unfairly maligned free speech martyr it’s really about time to take the “L” on this one. My more considered reaction is that 1)the racket revolves around a handful of endlessly recycled anecdotes and they can’t really afford to lose one and 2)if the racket cared about facts Wax would never have been one of those anecdotes in the first place, so shine on you crazy diamonds.