Georgetown University Plans Steps to Atone for Slave Past – Rachel L. Swarns / NYT

georgetown pres 2.jpgreThe school, which in 1838 sold 272 slaves, plans to award preferential status in the admissions process to descendants of slaves, among other moves.

John J. DeGioia, president of Georgetown University, said that it would apologize for its history with slaves and that their descendants would get admissions priority.

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