Prominent Indian-Americans have criticised a law professor at the University of Pennsylvania for belittling comments about Asian Americans and specific disdainful attitudes about Indian-Americans.
Professor Amy Wax was speaking to Fox News when she said non-Western groups are taught they are better than everybody else because they are Brahmin elites. Yet, on some level, their country is a sh*thole. She added that Blacks and non-western groups have "a tremendous amount of resentment and shame against western people for [their] outsized achievements and contributions."
She claimed that the Western community has outclassed Asian Americans in every way. "They feel anger, envy, and shame. It creates ingratitude of the most monstrous kind."
She went on to target the Indian-American doctor's community and said: "They are on the ramparts for the antiracism initiative for dump on America.
Many prominent Indian-Americans condemned Wax's remarks. US Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi tweeted: "After President Trump left office, I thought the days of calling others "shithole" countries were over." He added that he was disgusted by a UPenn Professor defining Indian-Americans and non-white Americans in insulting terms.
He added that comments like this are borne of hatred and fear, but they cause real harm to minority communities by fueling crimes. "They make it much harder to accomplish common-sense immigration reform."
Indian-American Law professor Neil Makhija called Wax irresponsible for using her position to lend credibility to racist comments. He added: "The most unfortunate thing is that we have a lot of brilliant and incredible students at the law school It makes you question whether she can fairly grade or educate."
This is not the first time Wax has made inflammatory remarks. In December, she said that Indian-Americans should be more grateful to be in the US, and the country will be better off with fewer Asians. The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School had stated that Professor Wax's views do not reflect their values or practices. In January 2022, Dean Ruger said the university is addressing her conduct, and the process is underway.