Georgetown University Students Could Pay Reparations for Slavery with a Student Fee

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Students at one of the most prestigious colleges in the country will soon vote on whether to fine themselves in order to pay benefits to the descendants of slaves sold by the university more than 181 years ago.

The Georgetown student government recently announced a campus-wide referendum on whether to establish a fund for the descendants of  272 men, women and children sold by the university in 1838.

If passed, the $27.20 per student fee would be collected every semester beginning in the fall of 2020.  The $27.20 amount is "in honor of the 272 people sold by Georgetown" states the student government resolution, according to The College Fix.

The student body vote will be held in April along with the annual student government elections, according to the resolution obtained by the website. 


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