A lot of people made up their minds about Professor Amy Wax of Penn Law and Professor Larry Alexander of USD Law long before they published their now-infamous editorial “Paying the price for breakdown of the country’s bourgeois culture,” an unapologetic paean to segregationist era America. But there are still those who haven’t drawn a line in the sand. People who might privately disdain the substance of the argument but can still envision some buzzword-worthy defense of the professors, be it “academic freedom” or “free speech,” or feel swayed by a deeply held belief that “this isn’t my problem” or a sense of “bothsides-ism” over out-of-control social justice warriors.
If you fall into this camp, take a moment to consider that you’re the victim of a long, calculated con game. Every aspect of this story is playing to a script written and rehearsed for decades, up to and including the part where you’re supposed to turn your backs on the people standing up for justice.