The law school has just barred her from teaching a first year course required of first year students. It did so because she commented on the the poor performance of African-American law students in her classroom.It would be shocking if there is one black student at Penn law school with the qualifications of the last-admitted white or Chinese. Any black with college grades and LSAT score equivalent to the bottom of the Penn entering class admitted on academic merit would be offered a full scholarship plus extra cash by Harvard, Yale and Stanford.
At a forum, Wax said “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 made it clear that she was speaking of a class she teaches to around 90 first-year students each year. How African-American students fare in the student body as a whole is a “closely guarded secret,” Wax explained.
Wax’s comment resulted in a petition demanding that the law school take action against her “false and deeply offensive claims.” (Emphasis added) The petition demanded that the law school reject Wax’s claims and take action against her, ideally including her removal from teaching first year courses and from committees involving the direction of the law school.
The administration complied with the demand that Wax not be allowed to teach a mandatory first year course
See previous letters from the same reader.