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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Emory Law Prof Who Used 'N-Bomb' In Torts Class Is Barred From Teaching Required Courses For Two Years And Will Undergo Sensitivity And Bias Training

ZwierFollowing up on my previous posts:

Emory University Statement Regarding Emory Law School Community Issue:

In a September 18 letter to the Emory Law School community, Interim Dean James B. Hughes Jr. outlined the steps that will be taken to reinforce the school’s commitment to the principles of equity, inclusion and respect in light of a law school professor Paul Zwier’s use of the “n” word during a classroom lecture.

After extensive discussions with members of the Emory community, including the students and professor affected by the incident and with clergy and legal representatives in the greater Atlanta community, Dean Hughes has outlined multiple steps that the professor has agreed to take in order to help begin the healing process for the Emory Law School community. These steps include: not teaching any course, for the next two years, in which students do not have the ability to choose their professor; engaging in dialogues focused on racial sensitivity; revising teaching manuals to provide appropriate ways to cover racially sensitive materials; and participating in sensitivity and unconscious bias training.

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Comments

Sure hope that cases involving rap song copyrights never make it into the curriculum. "Notice how this word is spelled with an 'a' and a 'z.'"

Posted by: tuphat | Sep 19, 2018 6:38:07 AM

Ah, "sensitivity and unconscious bias training."
North Korea and China have those too.
Works splendidly.

The Left wouldn't ever dream on using these outside of academia, though, right?

Posted by: Anon | Sep 19, 2018 9:49:08 AM

This is a school that was segregated in our lifetime. This is just a foolish show.

Posted by: Mike Livingston | Sep 19, 2018 9:55:41 PM

Since the outside world knows the real story, Emory Law is only ruining it's own reputation and digging itself a deeper hole with it's foolish PC witch hunt.

Posted by: ruralcounsel | Sep 20, 2018 4:00:14 AM

At a bank or law firm or a fortune 500 company, if you use a racial epithet you typically lose your job. Professors probably shouldn't be implicitly encouraging that kind of behavior in students.

Training is annoying, but it's not a very severe punishment.

Not having to teach required classes is, for most professors, a reward, not a punishment.

Posted by: Potty mouth | Sep 22, 2018 12:27:34 PM