Wisdom Lives in Words

Memorable Quotes by Amy Wax

Women, on average, are less knowledgeable than men. They're less intellectual than men.
Amy Wax
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I believe the conservatives need to push back against the ungrateful habit of blaming the West by pointing repeatedly to the self-inflicted wounds of the Third World.
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One of my pet peeves, one of my obsessions, is litter.
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If you are accused of racism, to deny racism is proof of racism.
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Jews have been harmed by the threats to freedom of opinion and debate, the punishments for candor, and the decline in rigorous standards in the academy that have accompanied progressive hegemony, which insists upon the sacrosanct status of affirmative action and other policies favored by the left.
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My position here is that conservatives need a realistic approach to immigration that best serves and preserves our country's status and identity as a relatively high-functioning, at least for now, Western and First World nation. That status will not automatically maintain itself. It is fragile. It is precarious and vulnerable to erosion.
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You know, people come from cultures all around the world. Many of those cultures, you know, are not terribly successful. You can tell because you go to the countries and they're doing really poorly, and a lot of why they're doing poorly is because of the outlook, mind-set, and behavior of the people.
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Everyone wants to go to countries ruled by white Europeans.
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Europe and the first world to which the United States belongs remain mostly white for now, and the third world, although mixed, contains a lot of nonwhite people.
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Many, indeed most, inhabitants of the Third World, don't necessarily share our ideas and beliefs; others pay lip service, but don't really comprehend them. There are exceptions of course, but most people are not exceptional.
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Things were so much better in the 1970s, when I was a young women undergraduate at Yale. I am grateful to have come of age during that period.
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I mean, I'm married to an academic oncologist, a cancer doctor, okay? He and his colleagues are some of the most conscientious, devoted, hard-working, conventional bourgeois people in the known universe. They are the people that keep this society going.
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The 21st century for the black community is about building human capital. That is the undone business. That is the unmet need. That is the completion of the civil rights mission.
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The real reason President Trump was elected, I think, to the extent I know anything about politics at all - and I know very, very little - is that a lot of people really were relieved to see someone stand up to the thought police of the progressive left wing.
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Bourgeois values aren't just for white people. The irony is: Bourgeois values can help minorities get ahead.
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The black community has fallen into this horribly dysfunctional equilibrium.
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Take corruption, right? Take political corruption. Europe, the Anglosphere, northern Europe, has been kind of a miracle zone - and I'm not saying there's no corruption, of course - but in being somehow able to minimize political corruption.
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Sociology is really in trouble as a field. I can tell you, because I've known young people who have wanted to go into it, and they have been uniformly advised, if you are a free thinker, stay away from sociology.
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Professors who hold unpopular positions or state inconvenient facts are now considered psychologically toxic.
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Embracing cultural distance, cultural distance nationalism, means in effect taking the position that our country will be better off with more whites than non-whites.
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Blacks as a group will never be equal while they have this situation going on, where the vast majority of children do not have fathers in the home married to their mother, involved in their lives, investing in them, investing in the next generation.
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Although it was common in our culture to complain a lot - about friends, relatives, business partners, bad luck, and the general cluelessness of non-Jews - we were not permitted to complain that anti-Semitism and discrimination were standing in our way.
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Are there a lot of Jews in Hollywood? Yeah, there are.
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A lot of the problems we have in our criminal-justice system, you know, the problem of over-incarceration, the problem of prosecutorial abuse, the problem of just this sort of mass crop of people, of plea bargains, they all have to do with the system being overloaded. If crime was lower, many of the problems would go away.
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I do sort of question the notion that conservatives should try and turn America into a place where people can come from traditional societies and continue to be fully traditional in every sense.
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