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Reparations mark new front for US colleges tied to slavery

Dec 14, 2019 - Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The promise of reparations to atone for historical ties to slavery has opened new territory in a reckoning at U.S. colleges, which until now have responded with monuments, building name changes and public apologies.

Georgetown University and two theological seminaries have announced funding commitments to benefit descendants of the enslaved people who were sold or toiled to benefit the institutions.

While no other schools have gone so far, the advantages that ins...