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    Emory Students Rally to Protest President’s Slavery Comment and Campus Culture

    In a “Rally Against Racism” more than 200 Emory University students gathered to pit their voices against a column the school’s President James Wagner wrote that was deemed racist. Wagner’s essay received much backlash when he used the the Three-Fifths Compromise as an example of how people with different opinions can work together toward a common goal. The compromise said that three-fifths of the slave population would count toward representation in Congress, ostensibly labeling Blacks in the South three-fifths of a person.