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originally posted by: alldaylong
You learn something new everyday.
It would appear that back in the 1800's Georgetown Uni had ownership of 272 slaves which they sold in 1838.
Now it would seem that The Uni has a guilt complex from being a slave owner all those years ago, and now wants to make some sort of reconpense.
It may for example rename college buildings after former slaves, and fund a research institute on slavery.
It also wants to give decendent's of slaves an advantage in the admissions process.
Well well well.
True that, man.
originally posted by: chrismarco
a reply to: alldaylong
Totally fine with ancestors of slaves getting some preference...if their family members were slaves and sold to pay off the college I'm good...doesn't really seem like a great deal for the person that was sold off but it's a start...
I guess when it comes to reparation who's to say what is enough or too little...hard to put a price tag on a human life..
originally posted by: luthier
a reply to: ware2010
Most of them werent segregates until the late 60's. Being expiremented on like Guinea pigs up into the 70 s.
Also we are country who values justice. Pretty sure the roman empire doesnt exist anymore where as ours does.
And who cares its their choice. They arent being forced to.