The incident took place during Zwier’s class on Aug. 23. The professor was discussing a 1967 case about an African-American man who was told "a Negro could not be served" at an event. Zwier asked a student while discussing more facts about the case if the man was called the n-word, according to the university. The professor said he initially did not recall using the n-word but said in a letter to faculty that he used the word "rushing at the end of class and should have picked my words more carefully."
Interim law school dean James B. Hughes Jr. said at the end of his statement to students, staff and faculty that the situation presents Emory with an opportunity to draw closer together.
“Let us seize it,” Hughes wrote.
Wrenica Archibald, 24, president of Emory University’s Black Law Student Association, speaks at a unity rally she helped organized after a professor used used a racial slur in his class during a discussion about a discrimination case. ERIC STIRGUS / ESTIRGUS@AJC.COM