What Georgetown's atonement means for the campus debate over slavery

Friday, September 2, 2016
Los Angeles Times

"There may be some marginal value associated with individual institutions taking steps to atone for their particular sins, but the sins of slavery, Jim Crow, and sustained discrimination and racism are collective, national evils and should be addressed at that level," said William 'Sandy' Darity, Founding Director, Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics at Duke University. "

What the article omits, although all reactions were sent to the author by email, is Dartiy's recommendation that Georgetown join with other universities similarly tied to slavery to form a consortium that actively and aggressively lobbies Congress for reparations for all black Americans. 

Read the full article: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-georgetown-slavery-snap-story.html