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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Georgetown students could approve first slavery reparations fund in the U.S.

Georgetown University students are voting Thursday on a proposed student fee that would fund reparations for descendants of slaves once sold by the school. If it is passed and implemented by Georgetown, it would be the first reparations policy at any major institution in America.

The referendum would add a fee of $27.20 to be paid by every Georgetown undergraduate once a semester. A new board of trustees would allocate those funds to the descendants of the "GU272" — the 272 slaves Georgetown sold in 1838 to boost the university's finances. There are an estimated 4,000 living descendants of those enslaved people.

Students for GU272, a student group supporting the vote, calls it "an unprecedented opportunity for us to come together and take action and responsibility as a Georgetown community." Other elite universities — including Harvard and Yale — have confronted their historic ties to slavery, but never before has there been a student-led fund for reparations. The vote is online and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday.

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25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good luck with future enrollment

Anonymous said...

I suspect there are no math major in that crowd.
On average every descendant will get $56 a year

Anonymous said...

So students will be paying because the college sold slaves. Why not give a discount to those that had family that were slaves. Oh yeah they would lose money that way.. This way someone else pays for their mistakes.

Anonymous said...

So, Black students will pay along with Republicans whose families never had slaves will be paying their share? I don't get the math here. There is no person alive whose parents had or were ever slaves. This happens every election cycle. Politicians offering free shoot in exchange for votes!

What a joke.

Anonymous said...

And good luck with future endowmeents.

Anonymous said...

Never owned a slave and neither did my lineage, so force a Democrat to pay it, they are the ones who owned slaves and fought to keep them slaves, they still do to this day.

Anonymous said...

Surprising the college doesn't have hundreds of millions in their endowment to pay.

Anonymous said...

Ain't they just special.

Anonymous said...

I need reparations for taxation without representation.

Anonymous said...


Instead they should determine how many 'descendants' are HS grads each year and admit them tuition free for 4 years. To pay for their tuition and make room they should conduct a lottery among current students and dis-enroll enough students to create the vacancies, without regard to any other factor. Freshman or senior, jock or bookworm, race, gender.

Then the students would have some skin in the game instead of just raising parents' tuition bill.


Anonymous said...

Instead of expecting reparations, they should feel lucky to live HERE in the greatest nation on the planet than THERE, whatever terrible country that their own leaders gathered their ancestors and sold them to the Dutch.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Never owned a slave and neither did my lineage, so force a Democrat to pay it, they are the ones who owned slaves and fought to keep them slaves, they still do to this day.

April 10, 2019 at 7:21 PM

No one fought to keep slaves. More ignorant ranting from an uneducated person.

Anonymous said...

I think instead of reparations they should be offered the same deal as their ancestors got. A free trip home. You don't like living in this so called racist discriminating country? Your pissed your ancestors didn't take the deal and go home? then its a cheap boat trip back to Africa and you can be happy and enjoy your life. Since obviously you don't want to get along with the people here.

Anonymous said...

7:21 perhaps you should read up and quit drinking the Kool-Aid.

Anonymous said...

So the slaves where bought off once and now your buying them again. Just have an auctioneer bid for them. Liberal thinking at it's worst.

Anonymous said...

Georgetown University, Americas leading institution of the promotion of White Guilt.

Anonymous said...

I pray I live long enough to watch these liberal progressive Pus**** crumble when they realize this socialist ideology doesn't work. People why do you think Obama sold off military surplus to local law enforcement?? The government knows whats coming and realizes they can't handle the backlash

Anonymous said...

12:06 Said it best. And it's probably the same thing that many people are thinking.
We have to remember how these things start: every 4 years, a politician running for president is buying votes offering free sh*t. And what better way to pander to many inner city blacks than a 'sympathy card' with money in it. You can't win them over with tax-cuts, because they don't pay any.
Hillary learned the hard way. If you don't get the black vote like ol' Barry did - twice, you ain't gonna live in da' White House.
Liberal echo chambers like Georgetown is great fodder for presidential candidates and the MSM rebroadcasts.
Plus, it's one more great divider to make blacks hate whites. Isn't that the Democratic strategy anymore??

Anonymous said...

6:51 but you all let them!!!! Here ends your lesson!!!! Here's your sign!!!!

Anonymous said...

8:47- Your trolling doesn't make sense. Maybe try harder and use less !!!!. It only makes you appear stupid.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how long it will be before they cry that the "white House"is racist and should be renamed??

Anonymous said...

They might want to paint the white house black.

Anonymous said...

This generation of young whites is truly making a tough road ahead for themselves. They truly have gone all in with the garbage they have been brainwashed with in colleges today. Can they not see that the black culture will ALWAYS side with other blacks and do whatever they can to milk this white guilt about slavery for all its worth?? Alot of these kids really don't have a clue what the real world is like out there and will be devoured when the time comes

Anonymous said...

Whites need a Go-Me Fund for White reparations from the
Blacks for Affirmative Action !!!!

Anonymous said...

White people fought to take them out of slavery. Plus they get to live in the greatest country in the world. So, reparations paid in full.