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Georgetown Students Vote To Pay For Slavery Reparations

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Georgetown University students voted in favor to increase their tuition to pay for descendants of slaves sold by university affiliates nearly 200 years ago.

More than 2,500 votes were cast in favor of the semester fee Thursday, according to a Georgetown University Student Association tweet.

The results of the referendum are as follows: 66.08% for yes (2541 votes), 33.92% for no (1304 votes). This means that the referendum passes.

— GUSA Elections (@GUSAElections) April 12, 2019

The fee, if passed by the school’s board of directors, would benefit the descendants of the 272 enslaved people sold by a Jesuit society affiliated with Georgetown in 1838, known as GU272.

“Our students are contributing to an important national conversation and we share their commitment to addressing Georgetown’s history with slavery,” Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson said in a statement Friday.

The fee would be $27.20 for each student per semester. Funding could possibly support projects like K-12 education and college scholarships, according to the school’s newspaper The Hoya.

The fund would also be the first to focus on slavery reparations by a notable American institution, The New York Times reported.

“The school wouldn’t be here without them,” Georgetown junior and GU272 descendant Shepard Thomas said, according to The NYTimes.

Thomas added that the fee number comes from the number of people sold, The NYTimes reported.

Georgetown announced a special affirmative action policy for GU272 descendants in 2016. Two students were admitted to the university in 2017 through the policy.

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Another group of brainwashed kids duped into supporting a non-issue.

 

Yes, slavery was a bad thing, but it ended over a hundred years ago in this country.  So the idea of paying a group of people back for something their ancestors went through is ludicrous.

 

If they want to generate funds to pay for education then just setup a fund directly named for that.  Stop this appropriating of guilt that no one alive today is responsible for.

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