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Penn to review complaints about Amy Wax’s anti-Asian comments

Penn Law School announced this week it is beginning proceedings that could lead to sanctions against racist law professor Amy Wax, reports the Daily Pennsylvania.

“Taking her public behavior, prior complaints, and more recent complaints together, I have decided it is my responsibility as Dean to initiate the University procedure governing sanctions taken against a faculty member,” Ruger wrote. “I am aggregating the complaints received to date, together with other information available to me, and will serve as the named complainant for these matters.”

Wax came under fire for saying “the United States is better off with fewer Asians and less Asian immigration.”

As AsAmNews previously reported, Wax has been accused of making racist comments before. She had reportedly said before the country would be better off with more Whites and fewer non-Whites.

The professor has been protected by rules governing tenured professors.

The non-profit Academic Freedom Alliance recently wrote a letter defending Wax citing the right to free speech.

“Regardless of what one thinks about Professor Wax’s personal political views, the only appropriate action that the University of Pennsylvania should take in this situation is to publicly reaffirm the free speech rights of the members of its faculty,” it wrote according to NBC.

Penn said it would not be making any further statements to protect the sanctity of its review process.

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