Following up on my previous posts (links below): Law.com: An Open Letter to the Emory University Community, by Marvin S. Arrington, Jr. (Fulton County Commissioner):
Professor Paul Zwier must go today.
Using the N-word in a classroom setting by a professor is completely inconsistent with the values, goals and mission of Emory University and Emory University School of Law.
I am a 1996 graduate of the Emory University School of Law, a practicing attorney and a commissioner of Fulton County. My father, Judge Marvin Arrington Sr., was among the first blacks to graduate from Emory University School of Law in 1967.
There is no set of circumstances nor facts that make Professor Zwier’s choice to use the N-word justifiable or acceptable; his choice to use the N-word is the only fact that matters.
The mission, goals and core values of the Emory University School of Law and Emory University are stated on their websites, and the use of the N-word does not comport with any of those. ...
I implore the university and law school to follow their mission, goals and core values statements and remove him today. If not, then the university itself has no integrity and is not humane nor respectful.
I am asking for Professor Zwier to resign or to be terminated immediately. I further ask for the resignation and/or termination of anyone that thinks it is acceptable for him to stay, including the dean of the law school and the president of the university.
September 30, 2018 in Legal Education | Permalink
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