Georgetown University to Offer Admissions Advantage to Slave Descendants

Georgetown will offer an admissions edge to descendants of slaves as part of a comprehensive atonement for the university’s historical ties to slavery, its president announced Thursday.

Those ties go back nearly two centuries, when the Washington, D.C., school sold 272 slaves and used the proceeds to pay off debt.

Georgetown President John J. DeGioia will offer a public apology Thursday afternoon for the 1838 sale and will also outline what the university plans to do to acknowledge racism in its past.

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source: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/georgetown-university-offer-admissions-advantage-slave-descendants-n641176

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