Chalked Trump slogans create lingering effect at Emory

The chalked endorsements of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump scrawled across the Emory University campus last week seem to have created a lasting impression.

The protests of the “Trump 2016” chalk markings by 40 or s0 students made the national news, and not in a way that Emory probably wanted.

Nor alums.

Graduates of the prestigious DeKalb County college are now weighing in the students’ response and the university’s response.

In a letter, a group of alums said, “We are writing not to highlight the absurdity of those who believe they are physically harmed by encountering political speech with which they disagree, as this is, or should be, clear to any observer. Instead, we are writing to express our disappointment with the recent actions of the Emory administration. For the first time, we are embarrassed to call ourselves Emory graduates.”

To read more about why alums think Emory mishandled the chalk incident, go to the AJC Get Schooled blog on,

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