Controversial Penn Law professor Amy Wax this week launched a Go Fund Me campaign to fight efforts by her dean to impose major sanctions against her.
In six days, more than 700 donors contributed an excess of $115,000 to her defense fund.
As AsAmNews reported earlier this week, Law School Dean Ted Ruger wrote a letter to the faculty senate calling for “major sanction” to be imposed on her.
“Penn’s actions represent an unprecedented and deeply destructive threat to the practice and traditions of free expression on campus and the tenure protections afforded to professors who express unpopular views,” she wrote. “They are further evidence of the “woke” takeover of our university system, which seeks to stifle and punish dissent and purge our campuses of any deviation from a narrow set of progressive dogmas.”
Dean Ruger indicated in his letter that an investigation by law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan uncovered almost a dozen previously undisclosed accusations that Wax made racist, sexist and homophobic comments in class.
After a student asked her if Black people are inherently inferior to White people, Ruger’s letter accuses her of saying “you can have two plants that grow under the same conditions, and one will just grow higher than the other.”
She is accused of saying Mexican men are more likely to assault women and said such a stereotype is as accurate as saying “Germans are punctual.”
She also allegedly commented that gay couples are not fit to have children.
Wax says she is “committed to fighting Penn’s efforts to banish and punish me.”
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