Georgetown undergrads back fee to fund slavery reparations

Georgetown undergrads back fee to fund slavery reparations

Georgetown University students voted overwhelmingly in favor of creating a $27.20 tuition increase to benefit the descendants of slaves sold by the university in the 1800s. More than 66 per cent of the student body voted in favor of the increase. The university sold 272 slaves in 1838 to pay off debt, saving the school.

That Farang
That Farang 1 year

Headline fixed: College kids support racist monetary gain

Sarah Talbert
Sarah Talbert 1 year

Reparations for that time they were enslaved? Oh, wait, no that actually happened to a bunch of dead people that they never met. Entitlement has broken the meter.

space ghost
space ghost 1 year

Next news out of Georgetown will be enrollment has dropped not because high prices but because of racism.

Michael Tatom
Michael Tatom 1 year

What about the tens of thousands of white Union soldiers who gave their lives defending freed slaves? What do their families get?

T.N. Morgan
T.N. Morgan 1 year

Lmao! I approve. Yes, take money from all these libtard snowflakes, raise their tuition fees, increase their student debts. They fucking deserve it.

Center Right Latino
Center Right Latino 1 year

Oh wow, these kids have no concept of finances or their world views. I get that im neither white or black so I'm not really in the space, but what does something that happened 200 years ago matter today? Are we giving people money because they were born into the right family then? Sounds like privilege to me.

Paul Dixon
Paul Dixon 1 year

I have African heritage dating back to the 1700-1800’s in America. Does that mean I can get reparations money for what my ancestor has gone through then? (PS: This is sarcasm, I do not want reparations for my ancestor, I’m 98% white, but this whole thing is really stupid)

Coeus 1 year

The Miami Dolphins & The New Orleans Saints took a knee in London, UK during the Star Spangled Banner but stood for 'God Save the Queen'. The concept of reparations against England as the exporter of slavery seems... lost. The reality of indentured servitude, institutionalised racism against the Irish, Italians, Chinese, Japanese, Jews... lost. The fact that black slaves were sold to the Spanish and the Portuguese by black Africans... lost. It's not just the NFL and Georgetown Students who have no idea about history. It's everyone who walks around with their eyes shut against the truth. Do you even know that the British King designed the American flag?

Jake Middleton
Jake Middleton 1 year

So if their tuition comes out of government funds, does that mean that taxpayers are paying reperayshuns now?

The Civic Nationalist
The Civic Nationalist 1 year

The level of indoctrination students succumb to astounds me. Then again teachers unions have ensured that K-12 serves as a primer for thinly veiled Marxian propaganda to be jammed into their heads at 18. It's truly satanic to exploit the messianic phase of development and the trust the youth have in the legitimacy of academia to recruit them into resentful subversive psuedo academic ideology. I'm not surprised they voted for this, they're essentially empty vessels programmed by their professors and they've tied their identity as burgeoning adults with this self righteously indignant fantasy of struggling for justice against a system of opression; They literally think that a milk toast conservative speaker poses a risk to "marginalized students" and use this as justification for thuggish fascistic "protests;" this embarassing lunacy shouldn't suprise anyone.

Jake Middleton
Jake Middleton 1 year


david dindu
david dindu 1 year

they dont care. its student loan money

David Brock
David Brock 1 year

could you imagine how much racist and condescending comments would be made if Chinese people wanted reparations for being legislated out of every industry during the 1900s from mining to agriculture to their existence via the Chinese exclusion act? And what's the difference? That the Chinese are less proficient at being professional victims?

DMan 1 year

Imagine: After the vote, they do a racial survey and 100% of the student body turns out claiming "black". What happens next? Does tuition still go up?

Beck70 1 year

Reparations-money from people who had zero involvement with slavery, given to those who were never slaves.

ConcealCarryProtect 1 year

It's far too late for reparations. It won't work. Black skin does not mean you deserve reparation. We would have to trace lineage to an actual slave family member. Do Chinese americans get reparation for the terrible life they had in early America? Do family of those who were forcibly sterilized under Eugenics get reparation? It's too late guys.

Ben B.
Ben B. 1 year

well at least now I know where not to go

Tin Ego
Tin Ego 1 year

All reparations were paid in blood by the Union Army. To attempt this heist is to rubbish the sacrifice made by those Americans

IIZard 1 year

Blacks need to get over how their ancestors happily enslaved and sold them to better people. Who destroyed slavery? Whites. Blacks owe whites reparations if anything. Freedom isn't free.

Jester 1 year

The lunacy continues! Honk Honk!

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