Georgetown Students Vote to Pay Guilt Tax for Jesuit Slave Sale in 1838

If you’re a fourth or fifth generation Irish boy at Georgetown University, whose ancestors came to America after the abolition of slavery, the school may punish you for an injustice in which neither you nor your ancestors were involved. Even worse, perhaps, you may have been beguiled into believing that you and your peers are deserving of this punishment.Beginning in the fall 2020 semester, if Georgetown students who voted in favor of Thursday’s referendum have their way, you’ll pay a $27.20 fee into a slavery reparations fund.

Source: Georgetown Students Vote to Pay Guilt Tax for Jesuit Slave Sale in 1838

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