Brown Univ. Students Vote for Slavery Reparations, But How About Making University Donate Most Of Its Endowment?
“Why shouldn’t we move 30,000 ambitious, young Nigerians to Brown University’s campus tomorrow?”
The students of Brown University have voted for reparations for descendants of slavery who are affiliated with the school. Based on its massive endowment, this should be an affordable virtue signal for the school.
But is it really enough?
Christian Schneider of The College Fix has details:
Brown University students vote in favor of slavery reparations
By an overwhelming margin, Brown University students have voted in favor of reparations for descendants of slaves affiliated with the school and its founders.
The referendum last week asked the students two questions: whether the school should make “all possible efforts to identify the descendants of enslaved Africans who were entangled with and/or afflicted by the University and Brown family and their associates” and whether those descendants should receive reparations.
The first question passed with 89 percent approval and the second passed with 85 percent approval.
Of the 7,000 undergraduate students at Brown, 2,000 cast ballots in the reparations referendum.
The recommendation now goes before administrators, who have the ultimate authority on the matter at the Ivy League institution.
A resolution passed by the Undergraduate Council of Students on February 24 suggested the reparations would come in the form of preferential admissions for the descendants of slaves associated with the school and its founders, as well as scholarships and direct payments to those individuals.
Tucker Carlson recently addressed this issue on his show and suggested that if Brown University is serious about this, they aren’t going nearly far enough.
From FOX News:
Tucker: Brown University must get serious about diversity
Beginning tomorrow, Brown University ought to be forced to send $4 billion of its endowment to Black Lives Matter, and then send the fifth billion to Al Sharpton, who’s been waiting a long time for a payoff like that. Five billion is a lot of money.
On the other hand, it’s hardly equal to the cost of slavery. It’s just a start. Next, Brown should be required to open its dorms to the more than one thousand Rhode Islanders who are homeless on any given night. As of now, they’re living in stinking shelters, or sleeping on cardboard mats on the sidewalk, as a small group of rich kids gets the whole leafy Brown campus to themselves. Call that what you will, it’s not equity. Time to decolonize it.
Watch the whole thing below. This is Tucker at his sarcastic best. When I was watching this live, I laughed out loud. Tucker’s description of students leaving Brown and a “caravan of Subarus on Thayer Street leaving town” is gold.
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