“The work of further redressing its persistent effects will require our sustained and ambitious efforts for years to come.”
If Harvard is doing this, maybe Yale will finally consider changing its name. You know, since Elihu Yale was directly involved in the slave trade.
FOX News reports:
Harvard announces $100M fund to ‘redress’ university’s ties to slavery, but aims to avoid term ‘reparations’
Harvard is setting up a $100 million endowment fund to redress the university’s ties to slavery.
In an email sent to students, faculty and staff Tuesday, Harvard President Lawrence Bacow announced the university’s $100 million commitment to redress its ties to slavery through the creation of the “Legacy of Slavery Fund.” The New York Times reported the fund will work with descendants of Black and Native American people once enslaved at Harvard, as well as their broader communities.
“Slavery and its legacy have been a part of American life for more than 400 years,” Bacow wrote, according to a copy of the email obtained by Reuters. “The work of further redressing its persistent effects will require our sustained and ambitious efforts for years to come.”
“Harvard benefited from and in some ways perpetuated practices that were profoundly immoral,” Bacow added. “Consequently, I believe we bear a moral responsibility to do what we can to address the persistent corrosive effects of those historical practices on individuals, on Harvard, and on our society.”
His email linked to a 100-page report titled “Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery” from the university’s 14-member special committee chaired by Tomiko Brown-Nagin, a legal historian and constitutional law expert who is dean of Harvard’s interdisciplinary Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
The report on Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery documents Harvard’s ties to slavery—direct, financial, and intellectual—and offers seven recommendations that will guide the work of reckoning and repair https://t.co/OBh50LG54h
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