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Friday, September 09, 2016

Georgetown Slave Descendants Want A Billion Dollars

The descendants of slaves sold by Georgetown University are calling on the school to create a billion-dollar “Reconciliation Fund,” one week after the school apologized for its role in the slave trade and promised several (much cheaper) efforts to make up for it.

In 1838, Georgetown sold off 272 slaves in order to pay its debts, selling them for $115,000 (over $3 million in today’s money). In recent years, the school has faced demands from activists who want it to atone for its actions almost 180 years ago.

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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is why Trump never apologizes,and why this suit gets underway BEFORE he is elected.

Anonymous said...

Give an inch! Now you have to give the mile!

Anonymous said...

Right after England gives me a few billion pounds for enslaving and starving to death my Irish ancestors for over 900 years.

Anonymous said...

Ridiculous this was something that happened 180 years ago and none of these people were alive or slaves back then. Just a bunch of Afro-Americans trying to get free money that they don't have to work for.

Anonymous said...

stop looking for easy money. Get a job and work for it.

Anonymous said...

Tell them to ask for money from the Muslims that sold them into slavery.

dogg said...

You know...I kind of agree with this proposal with one condition. Any people who get any sort of payout from this fund will have to prove that they personally were a slave and were sold by Georgetown. Otherwise you are just a d-bag.

Anonymous said...

As a white person I'm entitled to some of this money. I have been called the C word and white devil by black people through out my life. I'm a second and third generation immigrant. My family and I did not own slaves and came to this country after it was over. Yet I have taken verbal and physical abuse because of my skins color. Because white and black peoples decided it was ok to own people I have been oppressed. Not fair I want money. Thank you.

Unknown said...

I'm white and some of my ancestors were slaves, where is my billion dollars? How many different races are on this planet? Each one has been a slave at one time or another. So give them a billion dollars too. (and some still are as slavery is still practiced in parts of the world.)

How about you go ask the Arabs for your billion dollars since they were the first ones to practice it and the major traders of slaves (still are) about bought your black ancestors from other blacks. (warlords and others)

At least educate yourselves before making such ridiculous requests, that won't be granted.

Anonymous said...

I'm a second and third generation immigrant.

what does that even mean?

Anonymous said...

I'm a white guy... But what the hell - I'll apply.
"Are you descended from slaves?"
"Sho' nuff, Massa. Yassuh Massa."
It might work.

Anonymous said...

I want 10 million for Obama destroying my country.

Anonymous said...

People in hell want ice water to, but they aren't going to get it.

Unknown said...

personally, if I were to make such a request I would ask for it in gold. the dollar is close to being worthless and will be soon enough. gold and other materials will still have value when that PAPER is recognized for what it is, worthless paper that is backed by nothing. (thanks tricky dick) you sure won't be able to eat paper money when the shtf