African American History Culture : Georgetown students vote overwhelmingly in favor of $27 fee for slavery reparations

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    Georgetown students vote overwhelmingly in favor of $27 fee for slavery reparations


    https://www.yahoo.com/gma/georgetow...e-unfolds-082844818--abc-news-topstories.html

    Georgetown students vote overwhelmingly in favor of $27 fee for slavery reparations

    Georgetown University could become the first college in the nation to mandate a fee to benefit descendants of slaves sold by the university nearly 200 years ago -- a debate that takes place against the backdrop of a broader political conversation...
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    "Student referendums help to express important student perspectives but do not create university policy and are not binding," Matt Hill, the university's media relations manager, told ABC News in a statement. "The university will carefully review the results of the referendum, and regardless of the outcome, will remain committed to engaging with students, Descendants, and the broader Georgetown community and addressing its historical relationship to slavery."

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    Georgetown students vote overwhelming in favor of $27 fee for slavery reparations (ABC News)
     
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    Presidential candidates try to resonate with black voters at the National Action Network Convention
    Over a dozen declared and potential presidential hopefuls were slated to attend


    Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., who will speak at the National Action Network later this week, held a press conference in Washington, where he reiterated his support for Rep. Jim Clyburn's 10/20/30 plan, an effort the South Carolina congressman said aims to help counties that has poverty over 20 percent for over three decades. Those communities would then be required to receive at least 10 percent of federal funds from a specific program aimed at those communities; when asked if it was a form of reparations, Booker, however, declined to comment, Clyburn however said the measure is "absolutely" a form of reparations...

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    Presidential candidates try to resonate with black voters at the National Action Network Convention

    Presidential candidates work to appeal to black voters at the National Action Network in an effort to secure the Democratic nomination.
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    As a curiosity question I'm wondering how the parents of the students would have voted. as they are probably the ones paying the majority of the tuition and fee not the students?
     
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