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Amanda Farahany, Jamala McFadden, and Derek Bauer. Amanda Farahany (from left), Jamala McFadden and Derek Bauer. (Courtesy photos)

If a federal lawsuit over a white Emory University law professor’s suspension for using a racial epithet in class goes to trial, it will play out against the backdrop of historic protests demanding a reckoning over systemic racism.

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R. Robin McDonald

Daily Report reporter R. Robin McDonald's journalism career includes stints as a staff writer at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Wichita Eagle, and The Anniston Star and as a trial tracker at CourtTV and CNN. She is the author of two true crime books -- Black Widow: The True Story of the Hilley Poisonings and Secrets Never Lie: The Death of Sara Tokars.

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