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Campus Life to host forum on Dooley Show
Emory Report | Dec. 21, 2012
The Division of Campus Life issued a statement on behalf of the university on Dec. 20 in response to the student-run "Dooley Show," regarding two segments that were intended to be satirical but instead contained racial and gender stereotypes and prejudices.
"The Dooley Show" issued an apology on Facebook on Dec. 19.
"Although The Dooley Show may have intended in both of these instances to draw humor to a difficult discussion, the use of such rhetoric around sensitive topics can be extremely damaging to students who too often are the victims of racial and gender stereotyping and prejudices. As with any kind of community engagement, the use of satire comes with responsibility," the Campus Life statement said.
An open discussion will be held on Jan. 14, 2013, at 5 p.m. in the Harland Cinema, where concerned members of the university community can engage Campus Life and student leaders to determine an appropriate path forward.