ATLANTA (AP) _ The cast of a student-run television show at Emory University have apologized for a segment they say was born of ignorance and poor judgment.
WGCL-TV Friday (http://bit.ly/TdgBwB) reported a student television show funded by the Student Government Association aired a segment that included jokes about the possibility of the Supreme Court ending affirmative action.
In the segment, a cast member says a proven method to find students who do not belong at Emory include lynching and cross burning.
The students received backlash immediately on Facebook.
"We at The Dooley Show would like to apologize for the Supreme Court segment that has recently caused so much hurt, pain and anger within the Emory Community. We also would like to apologize for the delay in releasing this apology to the student body and Emory community, as this is something we wanted to get right and ensure was done sincerely and thoughtfully."
"The referred-to segment was poorly written and in poor taste, which we fully recognize at The Dooley Show. Including it in the second episode was a mistake born of ignorance and poor judgment. It was not intended to hurt or personally attack any person, student or individual."
"We are students as well, learning from this and our mistake, and want to express how much we have learned and taken from this whole experience. Again, we apologize sincerely and want to communicate how much we have learned from our actions."
In a letter, the cast apologized for airing the segment saying it was distasteful, poorly written and was not meant to hurt or personally attack anyone.