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  1. #1 Georgetown University Students May Face Student Fee to Pay Slavery Reparations 
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    Georgetown University students may soon be paying slavery reparations as part of a new student fee.

    According to a report from The College Fix, students at Georgetown University will soon be voting on a referendum that would create a fund to pay slavery reparations. The fund would grow each year based on a $27.20 fee for each student at the university.

    The New York Times published a column on Georgetown University’s connection to slavery in 2016. According to the column, Georgetown sold 272 slaves in 1838 to help pay off their debts. The sale was worth $3.3 million in today’s dollars.

    The amount, $27.20, was chosen as a tribute to the 272 slaves that were sold by the university in the 19th century.

    The Georgetown student government approved the referendum in a resolution this week. “The proceeds of the GU272 Reconciliation Contributions will be allocated for charitable purposes directly benefiting the descendants of the GU272 and other persons once enslaved by the Maryland Jesuits — with special consideration given to causes and proposals directly benefiting those descendants still residing in proud and underprivileged communities,” the resolution reads.

    Georgetown University spokesperson Matt Hill defended the student referendum in a statement. Hill argued that Georgetown is long overdue with regards to fixing the mistakes that the university made in the 1800s.
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    Among the four student senators who voted against putting forth the referendum, the campus news outlets report their reasons ranged from the argument that most of the school’s some 7,500 undergrads will not support it to that the university had an obligation to create the fund, not students.
    They got that right. The University should be creating funds by other than taxing the students or milking it from the state.
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