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Georgetown University to Offer Admissions Advantage to Descendants of 272 Slaves it Sold

Georgetown University is looking to atone for its past, dark history with slavery by offering preferential status in the admissions process to the descendants of 272 slaves, who were sold in order to keep the university afloat, the New York Times reports. According to the Times, the university’s president, John J. DeGioia is expected to […]
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Georgetown University is giving priority admission to the descendants of slaves it sold to fund the school

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Georgetown University will award preferential status in the application process to descendants of slaves whose labor benefited the university, The New York Times reported. In 1838 the school sold 272 men, women, and children for abo...

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The school, which in 1838 sold 272 slaves, plans to award preferential status in the admissions process to descendants of slaves, among other moves.


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