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Penn Law professor stripped of some duties after saying black students are ‘rarely’ in top of class: report

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A University of Pennsylvania professor will no longer teach required first-year introductory law classes after saying that black students “rarely” graduated in the top half of their classes, according to The Washington Post

The law school’s dean, Ted Ruger, said in a statement to the newspaper that Amy Wax will remain on the faculty as a tenured professor and teach upper-level electives in social welfare law. 

He added that Wax spoke “disparagingly and inaccurately” in a 2017 interview with Brown University economics professor Glenn Loury.   

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a black student graduate in the top quarter of the class, and rarely, rarely, in the top half,” Wax said at the time, according to the Post.

Penn’s student newspaper, The Daily Pennsylvanian, reported that Ruger said in a statement that “contrary to any suggestion otherwise, black students at Penn Law are extremely successful” as students and in their careers. 






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