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Penn law professor stripped of classes after she’s busted for calling black students inferior

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A University of Pennsylvania professor has been stripped of all of the first year law classes she has been teaching after it was revealed that she feels black students are inferior to other students, the HuffPost is reporting.

According to the report, professor Amy Wax, who teaches at the prestigious university, was engaging in an interview with Brown University professor Glenn Loury, when she made her controversial comments.

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“Here’s a very inconvenient fact, Glenn: 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. “I can think of one or two students who scored in the top half of my required first-year course.”

Wax defended her example based on using only the students is her classes as a sample size, saying “I’m going on that because a lot of this data is a closely guarded secret.”

According to school officials, Wax is way off base, with influential alumni calling for her complete ouster saying in a statement attached to a petition: “The professor’s claims are in clear violation of the terms and spirit of Penn Law’s anonymous grading policy, and compromise the law school’s assurance that grades are maintained by the Registrar under strict scrutiny.”

This is not the first time Wax has come under fire.

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In an op-ed she wrote last August for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Wax also trashed the prevalent culture, writing: “All cultures are not equal.”

“The culture of the Plains Indians was designed for nomadic hunters, but is not suited to a First World, 21st-century environment. Nor are the single-parent, antisocial habits, prevalent among some working-class whites; the anti-‘acting white’ rap culture of inner-city blacks; the anti-assimilation ideas gaining ground among some Hispanic immigrants,” she wrote.

According to the professor in an interview with the Daily Pennsylvanian, “I don’t shrink from the word ‘superior.’ Everyone wants to come to the countries that exemplify [these values]. Everyone wants to go to countries ruled by white Europeans.”

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Wax then complained that the university was trying to dismiss her, while defending herself on 1st Amendment grounds.

Responding to the controversy, Dean Ted Ruger said Wax will no longer teach mandatory classes first year law students must take, but will be allowed to teach a few elective courses.

“As dean it is my responsibility to allocate faculty teaching resources in the best interest of students and of the Law School. After consulting faculty, alumni/ae, Overseers, and University officials, I have decided that Professor Wax will continue to teach elective courses in her areas of expertise, but that are outside of the mandatory first-year curriculum” Ruger said in a statement.”In this respect, she will be similarly situated to a substantial majority of our tenured and chaired faculty, most of whom do not teach required first-year courses. This curricular decision entails no sanction or diminution of Professor Wax’s status on the faculty, which remains secure.”

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You can watch Wax’s controversial interview below via YouTube:

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