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Descendants of Georgetown University Slaves Call for Unified Change, ‘Not Reparations’

Georgetown University said it's sorry for its slavery history, but descendants of 272 men, women and children who were uprooted and sold in 1838 say it isn't enough. They laid out some bold ideas to fight racism, and they are calling on the university to be the first to take action.
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