Students at Georgetown May be Forced to Pay Slavery Reparations Through a New Fee
“If approved, the semesterly fee would begin to be collected in the fall of 2020”
The student government already voted on this and if approved, all students will be forced to pay.
The College Fix reports:
Georgetown students may pay reparations for slavery with new student fee
Georgetown University students will soon vote on whether they want to tax themselves to benefit the descendants of slaves sold by the university in the 1830s.
Its student government recently authorized a campuswide student referendum on whether to establish a fund for the families of the 272 men, women and children sold by Georgetown in 1838.
If approved, the semesterly fee would begin to be collected in the fall of 2020 and start at $27.20 per student “in honor of the 272 people sold by Georgetown,” states the student government resolution approving the referendum, a copy of which was obtained Wednesday by The College Fix.
“The proceeds of the GU272 Reconciliation Contributions will be allocated for charitable purposes directly benefiting the descendants of the GU272 and other persons once enslaved by the Maryland Jesuits — with special consideration given to causes and proposals directly benefiting those descendants still residing in proud and underprivileged communities,” the resolution stated.
The student government resolution approving the campuswide referendum was passed Feb. 3 by a vote of 20 in favor and 4 against, and with that the student body vote will occur in April alongside the annual student government elections, according to the resolution.
Over the past few years, Georgetown has undertaken a plan to reckon with the legacy of slavery at the private Catholic institution. In 1838, the university sold 272 slaves to pay off its debts. It officially apologized for the sale in April 2017.
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It is now 2019, I think. From 1863 [Emancipation Proclamation] to now has been 156 years. From the sale of these chattel human beings to now has been has been 181 years. Get over it already!
None of my ancestors came to the US until well after the Civil War. Not one of my ancestors owned a slave, sold a slave, used slave labor. I am not gonna pay reparations, and I am not gonna feel guilty.
So the Senior class, already in their last semester, will feel free to vote Yea because they will not have to pay the fee. A “progressive tax” with the lower class students having more semesters/years to pay.
Even those “of color” will be included? Irony much?
And if NOT….cue the lawsuits…