“calling an illegal immigrant a quote, ‘undocumented immigrant’ is like calling a drug dealer, quote ‘an unlicensed pharmacist'”
Fang Zhou is an associate professor at Georgia Gwinnett College. He is also a legal immigrant from China and frequent critic of illegal immigration in the United States. His views on that subject, as well as political correctness, have triggered some people on the left.
Dom Calicchio reports at FOX News:
Illegal immigrants can hurt US economy, professor argues, prompting calls for his firing
A college professor in Georgia is drawing criticism for his online comments about illegal immigrants, including his contention that people in the U.S. illegally can be a drain on the nation’s economy.
“If you are going to reward illegal immigrants, there will be more illegal immigrants,” Fang Zhou, an associate professor of history at Georgia Gwinnett College near Atlanta, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Zhou says he welcomes the criticism, including from those who say he should lose his job, according to the report.
“I am against political correctness,” Zhou, a legal immigrant from China, told the newspaper. “I speak truth to power in class and my students learn about the financial drain of illegal immigration on the economy and the high crime rates of illegal immigrants.
“My students are ‘woke’ and are overwhelmingly against illegal immigration after taking my class,” he added.
But Zhou told the paper he does not force students to share his opinions.
Zhou’s rejection of political correctness has attracted the criticism of Georgia Democrat Rep. Bee Nguyen:
While we celebrate the passage of the Dream Act, this @GeorgiaGwinnett professor uses hostile terms “ghetto thugs,” “libtards,” & spreads false narratives about immigrants.
— Bee Nguyen (@BeeForGeorgia) June 6, 2019
Zhou appeared on the Tucker Carlson show this week to discuss the situation. Transcript via FOX News:
FANG ZHOU, HISTORY PROFESSOR, GEORGIA GWINNETT COLLEGE: Thank you for having me. Well, first of all, I’m an Associate Professor with job security. My institution has an academic freedom policy. I teach students the difference between legal and illegal immigration.
So lumping legal and illegal immigration together is not only wrong, it is deeply offensive. It’s like lumping pharmacists and drug dealers together and calling an illegal immigrant a quote, “undocumented immigrant” is like calling a drug dealer, quote “an unlicensed pharmacist” or a student who intentionally cheated on a test a quote “answer key borrower.”
CARLSON: Okay, so, you know, if I had a professor like you in college, I probably would have learned something and enjoyed it. What do your kids say? What do your students say when you peel off a line like that?
ZHOU: Well, most of my students are against illegal immigration. I respect everyone’s viewpoints. I tell students, “You don’t have to believe me. If you want to make a convincing argument. Please provide evidence.”
Watch the segment below:
Legal immigrants to the United States are often some of the loudest critics of illegal immigration.
Is there any wonder why?
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