Post Tagged with: "Reparations"

VIEWPOINT: Respect Individual Freedom, Vote ‘No’ on GU272 Referendum

In our tolerant and liberal society, we place great emphasis on the individual and her ability to make free choices. When the state or some other institution imposes one particular moral outlook or range of choices, it is frequently met with resistance. In contrast, the individual is expected to weigh[Read More…]

by April 9, 2019 8 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Support GU272 Referendum

Here I am. A Georgetown University student and a descendant of the 272, in the middle of a debate about reparations to families sold by Georgetown and the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus in 1838 — and enslaved by them for more than two centuries before that. I[Read More…]

by January 26, 2019 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
KARLA LEYJA/THE HOYA | GU272 descendants met in Maringouin, La., on June 9,  2018. GUSA is considering a referendum to allocate reparations for the descendants.

GUSA Weighs Student Vote on Funds for Descendants of the GU272

The Georgetown University Student Association senate began initial deliberations Tuesday on a referendum that would allow Georgetown students to vote on whether to establish a reconciliation contribution, a fee to collect money for a charitable fund to benefit descendants of the 272 slaves who were sold by the Maryland Society[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

LARIA & LUX: Fulfill Direct Reparations Request

Georgetown University should offer direct reparations to descendants of the 272 slaves sold in 1838 to validate the demands of African-American individuals affected by Georgetown’s legacy as a slave-holding institution. Offering reparations to the descendants could be done in conjunction with a long-lasting foundation, directly guided by the descendants and[Read More…]

by February 9, 2018 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Form Descendant-Led Foundation

Georgetown University would have folded if not for the sale of 272 slaves in 1838. Today, the university must take extraordinary steps to grapple with its past. The university was kept financially afloat by the 1838 sale of 272 slaves by Jesuits associated with the Maryland Province. In recent years,[Read More…]

by February 9, 2018 0 comments Editorial
OSIBAJO & BAH: Toward Authentic Reparations

OSIBAJO & BAH: Toward Authentic Reparations

In the last several months, Georgetown has created a new chapter of its history. It is one that will acknowledge the university’s history of slavery and the descendants of the slaves who were sold by the school. As admirable as this new campaign is, it is not without flaws. Over[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Noah Taylor

Our Closing Words

Throughout the 2015-16 academic year, the Georgetown community saw a range of issues sparking activism and dialogue across campus. From continuing efforts to memorialize the university’s history with slavery to improving programs dedicated to addressing mental health issues, our community’s progress this past year found its stride in certain areas[Read More…]

by April 29, 2016 3 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Remember the 272

Georgetown students woke up to a front-page article in Sunday’s New York Times delving into the history behind the 1838 Georgetown sale of 272 slaves. In many ways, the article was a necessary jolt for the school, as the efforts of the Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation and[Read More…]

by April 19, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top