ATLANTA (AP) — Emory University in Atlanta is apologizing for a legacy of anti-Semitism at its dental school in the 1950s.
From 1948 to 1961, dozens of Jewish students were flunked out or forced to repeat a year or more of classes. That left many feeling inadequate and ashamed for decades despite successful careers.
Emory this week invited many of those former students to campus for a meeting with President James W. Wagner and a screening of a film about the discrimination. Wagner expressed regret that the discrimination happened and that it's taken so long for it to be properly acknowledged.
The apology came after Dr. Perry Brickman, one of the former students, collected video interviews with other affected Jewish former students and showed them to Emory administrators.