Not all cultures are equal.
That’s the assertion made by Amy Wax and Larry Alexander, law professors at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of San Diego, respectively, in a Philadelphia Inquirer opinion piece that also goes on to rail against modern culture, including — but not limited to — “inner-city blacks,” birth control and the “anti-assimilation attitudes” supposedly “gaining ground among some Hispanic immigrants.”
The editorial attributes modern America’s decline to the eschewing of “the hegemony of the bourgeois culture” of the 1940s, ’50s and early ’60s, which preached marriage before children, family values and respect for authority — in contrast what the authors call today’s idle, sloppy, divorce-prone and anti-authoritarian youth. The piece was published earlier this month but didn’t cause a stir until recently, when students — who are just now returning to campus — noticed and began calling it racist, and saying its language is dangerous, especially in light of the recent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., which left a woman dead…
Read more in Inside Higher Ed.