Netizens called out a University of Pennsylvania law professor Amy Wax for making comments on India and Brahmin women living in the US.
On a Fox TV show with political commentator Tucker Carlson, University of Pennsylvania law professor Amy Wax slammed immigrants who criticize the United States.
Singling out Brahmin women from India, Wax said, “They are taught that they are better than everybody else because they are Brahmin elites and yet on some level, their country is a sh**hole. … They’ve realized that we’ve outgunned and outclassed them in every way. … They feel anger. They feel envy. They feel shame. … It creates ingratitude of the most monstrous kind.”
The comments left many Indians ‘shocked’ and ‘angry’.
Well-known Indian journalist Aditya Raj Kaul said, “When will these disgusting illiterate racists stop exposing themselves?”
Another Twitter user P Friedman claimed professor Wax had made racist remarks in the past too.
“2006: faculty members at Penn Law condemned her stance against same-sex marriage. 2017: Wax said I don’t think I’ve seen a Black student graduate in the top quarter of the class, and rarely in the top half. She was barred from teaching law class,” Friedman tweeted.
However, other commentators found some value in professor Wax’s comments.
Renowned Indian scholar and Dalit thinker Dilip Mandal said, “Indian Oppressor Castes cunningly become the Person of Colour in the US. The Blacks & Native Americans, and Hispanics, have fought for their rights. Caste Hindus are grabbing those positions that should actually go to Blacks, Hispanics or Native Americans.”