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Emory University said Monday that it received reports of two separate incidents involving two adjunct professors who said the N-word during their respective classes at the law school last week. "During one of the instances, after a student raised concern about the necessity of using the word, the professor apologized, and class continued," Emory said in a statement. "The university is looking into both incidents. Emory remains committed to upholding the principles of equity, inclusion and respect that all members of our community embrace and value."

Above the Law reported that Emory’s Black Law Students Association said in a memo that one incident occurred during a federal Indian law class discussion about assimilation, self-determination and racism. "The professor gave an example in which an acquaintance of his made a comment about how 'Natives and N-words had to assimilate,' to which the professor remarked that he found the comment very upsetting," the memo said.

Emory is currently seeking to terminate another professor of law, Paul Zwier, for using the N-word in a torts class and saying it again a second time during a conversation with a student.