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Harvard to Spend $100 Million to Redress University’s Ties to Slavery

Harvard to Spend $100 Million to Redress University’s Ties to Slavery

“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.


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One hundred million to redress slavery? Slaves came from Africa. People were literally stolen from their families and loaded on ships. Send the money to the descendants in Africa whose families were destroyed and who live in porverty to this day.

But no! That would make too much sense. Instead give it to black students who can afford to go to Harvard.

    David Walker in reply to Peabody. | April 28, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    Every last slave who was transported from Africa either to the East or the West was captured and sold by a fellow African, there are statues in African states commemorating the more successful of these traders, see for example Efunroye Tinubu.

    Around 650,000 white men fought and died to put an end to this barbaric business.

    Then there were the white slaves from the West coast of Europe estimated in the region of 1..5 million taken and sold by the Barbary Corsairs.

    How about acknowledging this and getting the Africans who profited from this trade to pay reparations to the Europeans?

    Incidentally, there is a reason that apart from the USA there are few or no diasporas of any size remaining from the slaves who were transported to other parts of the World, there is a reason for this, would anyone like to ask BLM and their vile ilk what it might be?

      Peabody in reply to David Walker. | April 28, 2022 at 6:25 pm

      Who shoud be held responsible for slavery:

      1. A handful of people who owned slaves.
      2. Descendants of white people who fought and died to put an end to slavery.
      3. The millions of immigrants and their descendants who came to this country after the Civil War.

      Answer: All of the above—so long as they are white. So look at your skin, if your skin is white you are responsible.

The first Harvard president had slaves. He was a wicked and evil man. But the current president, Lawrence Bacow, will show the world he has better morals than the founder. He is morally superior even though he has accepted donations from convicted sex offenders and denied qualified Asians admittance.

But don’t worry. One hundred years from now the president the president of Harvard will redress Asian bigotry and entaglements with questionable donations to the university.

From the rabbit hole: members of a called the Satanic Temple joined Harvard students to hold a “black mass”

    Peabody in reply to Peabody. | April 27, 2022 at 10:36 am

    “A black mass ceremony is a ritual performed by satanic cults to parody the Catholic Church Mass. The ceremony features a ritual of sacrilege of the Catholic host, or the sacred bread used in the Eucharist, which becomes the body of Jesus Christ upon consecration.”

Virtue-signaling is always very expensive. But this $100M figure shows that Harvard has more money than it could ever need. It’s time for the government to increase taxes on all endowments over $1B.

Given that Harvard was founded in 1636 and stands on land where Native Americans lived, perhaps a little fund for one group that is truly worse off because of our white supremacist ancestors would be nice.

    rinardman in reply to jb4. | April 28, 2022 at 8:12 am

    I’m sure Fauxcahontas Warren would be happy to accept a large campaign donation in honor of the legacy of her high cheek bones.

Somehow the Chinese-Americans who were brought over to build the WesternRR’s and then lived extremely marginalized lives, are generally ignored.
Perhaps Harvard can offer Chinese-American descendants admissions even if their SAT’s are “only” 100 points higher than other BIPOC applicants.