Breitbart News editor-at-large Ben Shapiro on Wednesday dismissed the importance of ethnic studies by insisting that only purposes of the courses were "to meet girls" and "get an easy A."
Fox News host Megyn Kelly noted on Wednesday that a U.S. Circuit Court judge recently had upheld an Arizona law that banned ethnic studies in Tucson because Republican lawmakers said that the classes promoted racial resentment.
Shapiro argued that the judge had made the right decision because ethnic studies courses -- like the Mexican American Studies Program that was banned in Tucson -- had a "myopic focus on the idea that America is a racist place against certain ethnicities and minorities."
"The second point here is just the giant waste of taxpayer dollars that this constitutes," he added. "Look, I took Jewish studies courses when I was at UCLA. There are only two reason that you take a Jewish studies course. The first is to meet girls, and the second is to get an easy A."
"And that's why most students are taking ethnic studies courses, unless they're buying into this radical ideology that really is the basis of all ethic studies courses throughout America."
"That explains a lot about the make up of some of those classes back in my school," Kelly quipped.