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      02-14-2019, 01:52 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Timujin View Post
Yes, slavery was terrible. It's a great thing it was abolished. 154 years ago. But I don't see what this fee is supposed to accomplish besides giving money to essentially a random subset people based on an arbitrary condition that was met. Almost like pre-selecting lottery winners.

From article:

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.

Doesn't seem too random.

https://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu
Shall I demand the Italian, german and the Muslims to pay me a decedent hardship fee from the days of the Roman Empire, Visigoth invasion and Muslim Invasion?
Heck let's toss the French in from the Nap days and the. British from raiding our ships and burn a ton of them in the canal.
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