American Colleges Should End Racist Admissions Policies

To compensate for their racist pasts, Georgetown University and other highly regarded colleges are engaging in an entirely new form of bigotry.

Georgetown University recently announced it would grant special admissions privileges to descendants of 272 African-American slaves the school helped to sell in 1838. According to Georgetown President John DeGioia, descendants of the slaves will benefit from the same admissions advantages given to alumni and their family members, as well as others in the “Georgetown community.”

Georgetown isn’t the first university to attempt to atone for its slavery-related sins, but it is the first to offer an admissions advantage as a way to make up for past injustices.

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