Georgetown Students Vote to Increase Tuition to Pay Slavery Reparations
Students at Georgetown University voted to raise tuition rates to pay reparations to descendants of slaves once owned by the school.
The Washington Examiner reports:
The Georgetown University Student Association held the referendum this week, with students supporting the measure by a two-to-one margin. The fee would increase tuition at the nation’s oldest Catholic university by nearly $28 per semester for every student. The money would go into a fund for descendants of the 272 slaves the Jesuits sold in 1838 to keep the deeply indebted university open.
The vote is not binding, however. University leadership will make the final decision on whether to implement a mandatory fee for reparations.
The results of the referendum are as follows: 66.08% for yes (2541 votes), 33.92% for no (1304 votes). This means that the referendum passes.
— GUSA Elections (@GUSAElections) April 12, 2019
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