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Emory University, concerned with the N-word, brings N-word-spewing rapper to campus

Emory University, which has gotten its collective panties in a bunch over several professors’ use of the N-word — in academic context, mind you — will be bringing a rapper to campus for homecoming who uses the term quite liberally.

The school actually is trying to terminate one of those professors, Paul Zwier, for appealing a suspension after he used the term. Emory refuses to discuss any specifics about his case.

Another victim is a Native-American professor who noted in his class that whites once used the epithets “sand ni**er” and “red ni**er” against his people. Even though Prof. Robert Saunooke had apologized to the one student who said she was offended by his remarks, and despite his taking proactive steps to report what he said to the proper university officials himself, the president of the Black Law Student Association told him his use of the terms “was unnecessary and disruptive to the learning experience.”

Indeed, Emory is soooo sensitive to the racial epithet that it has invited rapper Rico Nasty to perform October 25 for the school’s homecoming. As noted by The WheelNasty’s mixtapes include The Rico Story and Sugar Trap, the lyrics of which just might offend a sizable number of people, one would think.

Here’s a sample from the latter’s “Dripping“:

Walk in this bitch and I’m dripping
Never make a bitch a witness
Most of these bitches be snitches
Most of these niggas be bitches
Walk in this bitch and I’m dripping
Never make a bitch a witness
Most of these bitches be snitches
And most of these niggas be bitches …

And from the former’s “Intro“:

Bagging bitches who was once on my checklist
Fuck with shawty and I fuck with her best friend
Smoking good, I ain’t never caught stressing
Fuck with hood niggas, trap in the trenches
Talk shit and we teach you lesson
Only bad bitches up in my section …

The Student Programming Council chose Nasty because of her “up-and-coming artistic presence” and the fact that she’s a female.

“We were definitely looking to break away from having all males,” SPC Vice President Teffin Benedict said. “[Rico Nasty] is also just a super fun artist.”

Emory has been so … politically correctly pure of late that in addition to the sanctions against the N-word uttering professors it terminated an Italian teacher for her “anti-Islam and anti-immigration views”; its students demanded a “Latinx” (“lah-TEE-nex,” the gender-neutral term for “Latino/a”) studies department; students and school officials held a confab over the school tennis coach’s “inappropriate” Halloween costume; and, perhaps “best” of all, protesters upset at pro-Trump chalkings screamed at Emory administrators to “speak to them” because they were “in pain.”

Read The Wheel article.

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Dave has been writing about education, politics, and entertainment for over 20 years, including a stint at the popular media bias site Newsbusters. He is a retired educator with over 25 years of service and is a member of the National Association of Scholars. Dave holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Delaware.