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    Rally Against Racism at Emory's Atlanta campus

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     ntadic10 is a student at Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended a student-organized rally against racism that was held on the university's campus on February 27. He says this rally happened after recent events on campus that some are saying were racially insensitive.

    During the rally, he says some student groups were claiming that the university's department cuts were impacting minorities disproportionally. In addition, he says other incidents on campus, such as a televised satirical college show calling for lynching, and the comments made by the university's president, James Wagner, in the school's magazine, which cited that the three-fifths compromise on slaves as an example of finding common ground in politics, are other examples people are claiming as racism on Emory's campus. 'I don't think this rally would have happened if [President Wagner] didn't write his column in Emory Magazine,' iReporter ntadic10 said.

    President Wagner apologized later on for his comments, but the university's faculty voted to censure him over his 'three-fifths compromise' column.

    iReporter ntadic10 says he read parts of the controversial column. 'While I do think the comment was uninformed and in poor taste, I don't believe President Wagner deep down is a racist man, at least I hope not,' he said. He says the column should prompt more dialog on racism on campus. 'I don't think everyone is on the same page about racism,' he said.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    Discourse in light of controversial recent events on campus

     

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