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Friday, September 02, 2016

Georgetown University To Give Slave Descendants Priority For Admission

WASHINGTON (WJZ) –€” Georgetown University is acknowledging the role slavery played in the prestigious university’s history. On Thursday, the university announced it will offer preferential admissions benefits to the descendants of slaves it sold back in 1838.

A prestigious institution facing a dark past. In 1838, Georgetown University sold 272 slaves to pay off debts — a $3 million sale by today’s standards.

On Thursday, leaders announced steps to right the wrongs, including an apology and granting descendants of those slaves preferential admissions treatment — a benefit children of current alumni already have.

“I believe the fundamental question we are wrestling with now is how can we contribute to ensuring evermore access and affordability to higher education in America for hundreds of thousands who are not able to access it,” said President John DeGioia, Georgetown University.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a load of crap!

Anonymous said...

Who isn't a slave descendent with all the intermingling of Master /Slave? How is this category being evaluated to determine who is a descendent or is it because of the color of their skin? Does this category only include Black Americans or does it include Mexicans, Spanish, Irish, English and all other Nationalities that were slaves? This appears to be another way to get "Black Privilege" benefits.

Anonymous said...


How many descendants does Georgetown think are currently eligible? Is there a cut-off date? Is this a forever offer? Etc?

Anonymous said...

the irish were the first slaves, but they are white

Anonymous said...

How about original settlers? Do we get a break?

Anonymous said...

did any of you read the article?