Hey @PennLaw, it's a good thing that you gave Professor Wax a sabbatical so she could enhance your brand!

And the @NewYorker was happy to help!

newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/a….

(Thread)

#Lawtwitter #academictwitter #phdchat #racism @atlblog @JosephPatrice
Some highlights on this thread. First quote from Wax: "Why are successful, peaceful, orderly, prosperous, technologically advanced, democratically sound countries so rare and so few, and why do they clump up in one tiny corner of the globe, namely Europe, the Anglosphere?"
(Gosh, I dunno, you never spoke to anyone about colonialism?).

Wax: "I think colonialism as an explanation is just a nonstarter. Colonialism came very late on the scene."
Professor Wax says: "So, I’m really not saying anything about biology. ...I mean, this is not a race-realist question or point of view. ...It pushes that question aside and says, What is it about cultures that hold people back?"

No no, don't @ me with the obvious answers.
Wax continues "I am saying that it is an accepted ideal, an accepted standard that we try to get at the actual reality. We are committed to empiricism." (After describing how Malaysian airline investigation was a "sham." after reading something)
Professor Wax again: "I’m Jewish. Why are Jews so Jewy? How did that happen? Why do French women, at least until recently, look so French? I mean, what is going on? I have a friend who’s Dutch, a Dutch artist...."

Sorry, probably unfair of me to add the I have a friend bit...
Professor Wax on gender: "So, women, on average, are more agreeable than men. Women, on average, are less knowledgeable than men. They’re less intellectual than men. Now, I can actually back up all those statements with social-science research."

I'll wait for that research.
Oh wait, I don't have to. The New Yorker corrects her on the literature:
Q: Did you say he was or wasn’t a serial monogamist?

Wax: He’s a serial monogamist. He’s been married several times.
Q: You know he slept with a porn star during his current marriage?

Wax: Yes. That’s true, but he does at least get married. We have to give him that. I mean, everybody exemplifies some ideals and not others.
So, I'll just double down on my arguments about Professor Wax here. abovethelaw.com/2019/07/profes….

If It causes an uproar, maybe I can get a sabbatical.

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