PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — A University of Pennsylvania law school professor is in hot water after a statement she made about black students.

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Professor Amy Wax who said she has never seen a black student graduate in the top quarter of the class has been removed from teaching a mandatory course.

Law school Dean Ted Ruger says in a statement Wax spoke “disparagingly and inaccurately” about the performance of black students.

Wax made the statement last year during an interview with Brown University economics professor Glenn Loury on the “downside of affirmative action.”

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Ruger says black students have graduated at the top of the class at Penn Law, and black students are “extremely successful” both inside and outside the classroom.

Wax has tenure at the university, and she will retain her salary and her seniority. She will continue to teach a full load of electives outside of the first-year curriculum.

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She did not respond to a request for comment.

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