Emory President James Wagner wrote about the three-fifths compromise in his letter from the president in the school alumni magazine. Wagner wrote that the decision to count slaves as three-fifths a person was an example of compromise for the current deadlocked Congress and President.
Wagner later wrote an apology after an uproar ensued, but students said they aren't satisfied.
"I'm definitely disappointed in his choice of reference I think it was a very foolish mistake for him to make and I think it was understandably offensive," said Nicole Blumenkehl.
Students said say it's a sign of broader problems on campus.
"We spent four years here. A lot of have tired all our entire high school career to get here so I think it's kind of heartbreaking to get here and think, 'man, nobody wants me here,'" said Candace Pressley.