[Ed. – So ‘affinity housing,’ where university students of color prefer to live with people of the same race, is to be encouraged, but whites preferring to live among other whites is bigoted and disgusting.]
University of Pennsylvania professor Amy Wax sparked controversy this past week during a panel on immigration at the National Conservatism conference in Washington DC. The uproar seems to have begun when Vox reporter Zack Beauchamp wrote that, “Wax’s view [on immigration] is an outright argument for white supremacy.” This led to a clapback on Twitter from the conference’s founder, Yoram Hazony.
Several journalists writing about the National Conservatism Conference have relied on @zackbeauchamp's reporting below, which accuses Amy Wax, one of the speakers, of making "an outright argument for white supremancy." In fact she made no such argument. https://t.co/SHs8tpdCwH
— Yoram Hazony (@yhazony) July 19, 2019
In response, Beauchamp doubled down on his claim and stood by his story. He provided what he claims is a transcript of Wax’s remarks in a botched attempt to prove himself right. Yet, as we shall see below, the transcript he provides harms his theory that Wax endorsed white supremacy.