Purdue is 'assessing' center name after Papa John's founder made racial slur

Purdue is "assessing the situation" regarding the naming of its John H. Schnatter Center for Economic Research. This comes after Schnatter, the founder of Papa Johns Pizza, reportedly used a racial slur during a media training exercise phone call earlier this year.

Posted: Thu Jul 12 09:19:38 PDT 2018
Updated: Thu Jul 12 09:19:38 PDT 2018

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august 10th. 3>>new this midday - purdue is "assessing the situation" regarding the naming of its john h. schnatter center for economic research.this comes after schnatter -- the founder of papa johns pizza-- reportedly used a racial slur during a media training exercise phone call.schnatter resigned as chairman of the papa johns board. schnatter was criticized for blaming the n-f-l's handling of national anthem protests for his company's poor sales late last year.during the call, he used the n-word while trying to downplay his n-f-l snafu...he was reportedly complaining because k-f-c's colonel sanders used the word and never faced public backlash.he confirmed the incident and apologized in a statement to forbes. schnatter also resigned from university of louisville board of trustees. as we previously reported, schnatter's family foundation donated 8 million dollars for the naming rights of purdue's economic research center back in april. a representative with the krannert school of management released the following statement saying... "we operate the economic center with a commitment to the purdue values of tolerance and respect for those of all races and backgrounds. we will continue to assess the situation while reinforcing our values to all those affiliated with the center."
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