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Georgetown University
April 18, 2017

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An apology from Georgetown and the Society of Jesus’ Maryland Province for their roles in the 1838 sale of 272 enslaved individuals for the university’s benefit took place today in the company of more than 100 descendants.

“Today the Society of Jesus, who helped to establish Georgetown University and whose leaders enslaved and mercilessly sold your ancestors, stands before you to say that we have greatly sinned,” said Rev. Timothy Kesicki, S.J., president of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, during a morning Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition, and Hope. “We pray with you today because we have greatly sinned and because we are profoundly sorry.”

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Re: Georgetown Apologizes for 1838 Sale of 272 Slaves, Dedicates Buildings
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2017, 04:16:42 AM »
That's meaningless.  How can you apologize for something you didn't do?  How can you apologize to people that weren't really affected.  If we REALLY want to apologize, we would foot the bill to send those people home.  The crime wasn't the sale, it was taking them from their home in the first place.  It's time for us to correct our error.
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Re: Georgetown Apologizes for 1838 Sale of 272 Slaves, Dedicates Buildings
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2017, 10:02:11 AM »
More PC bullshit.  :001_rolleyes: