Reparations at Georgetown?

by CBSDC  |  published on September 1, 2016

WASHINGTON — Georgetown University will give preference in admissions to the descendants of slaves owned by the Maryland Jesuits as part of its effort to atone for profiting from the sale of enslaved people.

Georgetown president John DeGioia told news outlets that the university in Washington will implement the admissions preferences. He says Georgetown will need to identify and reach out to descendants of slaves and recruit them to the university.

On Thursday morning, a university committee released a report that also called on its leaders to offer a formal apology for the university’s participation in the slave trade.

  • ToniStimmel

    If the Jesuits are sincere that might be admirable but I suspect that the entire costs of this PR stunt will be borne by the students and not cost the Jesuits a single precious penny of their endowment capital.

  • Robert Wilson

    Sounds like we now have future possibility of ANOTHER B.O.

  • Roy Fredrichsen

    Gosh! How can an institution of learning be 200 years behind the times. The Civil War (according to the North) was fought to free the slaves they sold to the South in 1865 and they are just now giving them compensation for their ancestors misfortunes. Dumb, Dumb, Dumb.

  • Bob

    With record keeping what it was during this time period, how are you going to prove you are related to any of the 275 slaves? What we are gong to have is a cottage industry spring up to “find” the documentation of relationship dating back almost 200 years now. I wonder if Dan Rather’s “source” of President Bush’s military record is available?


    …. ABSOLUTELY NOT !!! hello ‘negros’ NOT !

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