Georgetown University to Offer Reparations for Slavery with Preference in College Admission

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People who never owned a slave must pay for those who never were slaves themselves because the world has gone mad under the jack boot of the far-left – the irrational left – now in charge of the Democrat Party.

If you were hoping to get into Georgetown University, once a respected Catholic University, now seed territory for the left, you might be edged out by someone who doesn’t measure up but is descended from slaves.

The university is atoning for a 178-year old crime that wasn’t a crime in 1838. They could have chosen to go the way of scholarships but they chose to make a statement.

They want to “atone” for slavery with reparations, though they didn’t call it reparations per se.

In April, the New York Times ran an article titled, 272 Slaves Were Sold to Save Georgetown. What Does It Owe Their Descendants? The article asked what Georgetown was going to do about it.

The left plays religious people like a fiddle.

CBS News reports:

Georgetown University will give preference in admissions to the descendants of slaves. It is part [just part] of its effort to atone for profiting from the sale of enslaved people. The university is owned by the Maryland Jesuits.

They’re not atoning for anything but students who worked hard and deserved the seat in the class are.

The slave descendants don’t even have to want to go to college or Georgetown. The Georgetown president John DeGioia said they will seek them out and recruit them.

The university officials feel guilty over two priests who sold slaves in 1838 to keep the university going according to CBS.

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.

In 1838, two priests who served as president of the university orchestrated the sale of 272 people to pay off debts at the school. The slaves were sent from Maryland to plantations in Louisiana.

The NY Times article did some serious hand-wringing over the plight of these unfortunate people 178 years ago and probably had something to do with all this:

Now, with racial protests roiling college campuses, an unusual collection of Georgetown professors, students, alumni and genealogists is trying to find out what happened to those 272 men, women and children. And they are confronting a particularly wrenching question: What, if anything, is owed to the descendants of slaves who were sold to help ensure the college’s survival?

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“The university itself owes its existence to this history,” said Adam Rothman, a historian at Georgetown and a member of a university working group that is studying ways for the institution to acknowledge and try to make amends for its tangled roots in slavery.

CBS News on the president’s reasoning:

Georgetown President John DeGioia penned a letter to students and faculty Thursday, writing, “I believe the most appropriate ways for us to redress the participation of our predecessors in the institution of slavery is to address the manifestations of the legacy of slavery in our time.”

It’s not the sixty years of bad Democrat policies that cause black youth to join gangs and kill other blacks, it’s guns, it’s slavery, and it’s whatever else the left can successfully throw at us with the help of a complicit left-wing media.

Georgetown University Report by Christina Sturdivant on Scribd

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  1. Good on you GU. But beware (though this be a contention in a whirlwind), not one Federal cent, not one state cent is to go toward YOUR charity. You want to be charitable, do so out of your profits. The statutes of limitation are well run out on the issue of reparations. Knowing full well the legalese gives no standing, but by intimidation, you seem to want to use creative accounting to establish a precedent of debt which does not exist. As a nonresident, the concerted denial of state revenue is based upon the propensity of such likewise creative accounting to access federal funds. That means, Federal grants and student aid in your pocket.
    Lest this fall on deaf ear; by the same token what is the reparations GU will the Union fallen be compensated; the fallen of WW1; the fallen of WW2; etc.

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