School should be a place of learning, regardless of who you are or where you come from. While this is normally the case, it wasn't always so true for the students at Emory University. From 1948 to 1961, Jewish students in the now defunct Emory dental program were repeatedly failed so they were forced to either drop out or repeat classes. Due to new evidence, the university now recognizes this and is making a formal apology.
“We are grateful to President Wagner for his willingness to acknowledge and apologize for a policy that has haunted many of the Jewish students for decades. In many cases, they came to doubt their own abilities, were viewed as failures by parents and friends, and had to rethink careers, all because the dental school dean at the time did not want Jews studying in his school,” said Bill Nigut, Southeast Regional Director of ADL.
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