Georgetown Gives Slight Advantage To Descendants Of Slaves

Georgetown University admissions will begin slightly favoring prospective students descended from some 280 slaves sold by Jesuit priests in the 1830s to pay off the university’s debts and keep the school open. What do you think?

“Well, ‘attend the school where your ancestors were nonessential property’ sounds like as good a sales pitch as any.”

Jakob Retzer • Root Pickler

“Isn’t that a lot of genealogical research just to feel slightly less haunted by the sins of America’s past?”

Felicity Weisman • Toothpick Carver

“This is white genocide.”

Duff Turner • Shovel Salesman

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