这里讨论过这个Penn Law Professor. 今天的新闻:Penn Law Prof Reassigned Over

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Francine
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Penn Law Prof Reassigned Over Race Comments Penn Law Dean Ted Ruger said professor Amy Wax violated the school's confidentiality policy around grades and that black law students assigned to her required first-year courses would face undue pressures. By Karen Sloan | UPDATEDMar 14, 2018 at 02:43 PM     Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. Amy Wax.

 

University of Pennsylvania Law School professor Amy Wax will no longer teach required first-year courses after a video recorded last year recently resurfaced in which she claimed black law students at Penn underperform academically.

Law Dean Ted Ruger informed law students in an email Tuesday evening that he had decided that Wax will teach only elective courses next year. (She has previously taught civil procedure in addition to upper-level courses.) Ruger said the move was not an attack on Wax’s academic freedom, but a bid to ensure black law students don’t face undue pressures should they be assigned to a required course she teaches.

Reached Wednesday, Wax declined to comment on Ruger’s decision.

 

Law students began lobbying for Wax’s removal from required courses last fall, after she co-authored an op-ed in The Philadelphia Inquirer that many found to be racist. The piece argued that a breakdown of cultural norms from the 1950 and 1960s has weakened the Unites States, and it singled out the “rap culture of inner-city blacks” and the growing “anti-assimilation ideas” among Hispanic immigrants as examples of negative trends.

But the law school took no formal action until this week, after a

video interview
 Wax recorded last September with Brown University economics professor Glenn Loury circulated widely.

While explaining what she views as the “downside of affirmative action,” Wax claimed that black Penn law students nearly always land low in the class rank.

“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,” she said. “I can think of one or two students who scored in the top half in my required first-year course. What are we supposed to do about that? You’re putting in front of this person a real uphill battle.”

Wax also claimed that Penn’s law review has a racial diversity mandate, which Ruger refuted along with Wax’s claim that black students struggle academically at the law school.

“And contrary to any suggestion otherwise, black students at Penn Law are extremely successful, both inside and outside the classroom, in the job market, and in their careers,” Ruger wrote in his email to students.

Ruger said Wax’s comments to Loury ran afoul of a confidentiality policy surrounding grades. Additionally, he said black law students assigned to her required classes may believe that their professor has preconceived notions of how they will perform, thus facing added pressure to succeed.

“They may legitimately question whether the inaccurate and belittling statements she has made may adversely affect their learning environment and career prospects,” Ruger wrote. “These students may also reasonably feel an additional and unwarranted burden to perform well, so that their performance not be used or misused by their professor in public discourse about racial inequality in academic success.”

Ruger said that he was exercising his authority as dean to allocate courses, and that Wax has not faced any official sanction for her comments. She remains free to express her views, he said.

But Loury, the Brown University professor who made the controversial video with Wax, called Wax’s course reassignment “Orwellian” in an email to Wax, which he forwarded when asked for comment on the situation Wednesday. Ruger is using the school’s grade confidentiality policy as an excuse to not provide any facts to refute Wax’s assertions about the academic performance of black students, wrote Loury, who is black.

“Moreover, you are said to be abusing your privileges as professor and to be using black students as guinea pigs for your research simply by commenting on their relatively poor academic performance—which is clearly a tendentious stretch by your dean intended to discredit you and to justify his reprehensible actions,” he added.

But a student petition calling on Ruger to take action and publicly refute Wax’s claims argues that she should be removed from the school’s clerkship committee in addition to a permanent removal from teaching first-year courses.

“Professor Wax’s public statements are false, denigrating, and completely incongruous with Penn Law’s culture and values,” it reads. “In order to separate itself from such harmful, hurtful lies, Penn Law must respond publicly.”

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Karen Sloan is the Legal Education Editor and Senior Writer at ALM. Contact her at [email protected] On Twitter: @KarenSloanNLJ

 

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borisg
贫下中农上管改。。。。
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LiveForToday
让美国人自豪的言论自由,不复存在
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borisg
年轻点的朋友生活在幸福的时代不懂这个,文革的时候叫贫下中农上大学,管大学,改造大学。。。
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Francine
谢解释,确实没看懂。
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borisg
文革时一句著名的黑话"大学的牌子,中学的内容,小学的水平"---最可笑的是最后一句:

文革时一句著名的黑话"大学的牌子,中学的内容,小学的水平"---最可笑的是最后一句:

幼儿园的脾气----学生是工农兵,老师是臭老九,管不起。学习不咋样不能说还得哄。

历史常有惊人的相似之处。。。

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laoyangdelp
这个有意思

说黑人学生成绩不好,是罔顾事实。那么事实究竟是怎样呢?因为隐私权,又不能公布事实。

就是爱怎么说怎么说了。

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borisg
你要注意细节。那里面说LAW REVIEW都是分名额摊派了,还有什么学术水平可言。所谓大藤,其实不去也好。
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laoyangdelp
Law 这个东西,本来就是可以黑白颠倒的

要什么学术水平?

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borisg
这话有偏见。几个顶尖法学院院刊的编辑以后的路子是去最高法院大法官的。
作人要厚道
如果事实真是如此,也不能说?说了就是种族主义?
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laoyangdelp
你没法知道事实

事实被分数隐私权掩盖着……

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laoyangdelp
最高法院的大法官就不能颠倒黑白了?
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borisg
那你想怎样啊?
作人要厚道
我没法知道,教授知道,她会罔顾事实瞎说给自己找麻烦?
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laoyangdelp
没想怎么样啊,认清形势,不抱幻想就是了 :)
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laoyangdelp
反正无法证实,谁都可以说自己的是事实

学生抗议的不是说黑人学生成绩不好不是事实吗?教授被隐私权捆绑着,又没法证实她自己说的是事实。

作人要厚道
太阳底下没有新鲜事
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violinpiano
說了傷感情啊

就像華人如果聽到說小眼睛什麼的也感覺不好 要人道歉啊
作人要厚道
都太脆弱了!
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soldanella
学校责怪她没有保密,从侧面说明她说的是事实.
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Lionkingmom
这个我觉的是不能generalize, 一个不好不能说所有的不好,就人论人就事论事,race blind color blind
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laoyangdelp
教授是说根据她教过的班级看,普遍现象是黑人学生在lower quarter percentile,也提到偶尔有个别学生达到中间值

没有因为一个不好就说普遍不好啊。你看了文章吗?

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greenoasis
黑人学生普遍成绩差这也不是什么秘密了。