Georgetown University has announced that it will offer preferential admission to the descendants of slaves it sold during the 19th century in order to fund the university. Listeners with connections to slavery in their family history call in to discuss how that knowledge affects their lives and their personal relationship to reparations.
@BrianLehrer Im both- come from slaves AND slave owners. Navigating the complexities of the trauma that we carry in our bones, on both sides— Rae Breaux (@hoorae) September 2, 2016
@BrianLehrer Gave my son his father's last name, because it isn't a slaveowner's. Government should provide free genealogy tests for us.— April Matthis (@april_matthis) September 2, 2016
@brianlehrer What am I owed? A step back from the notion that all that you have is earned. A step back from the notion that all our failings— Jack Jackson (@jack_jackson) September 2, 2016
@BrianLehrer are from personal moral failing.— Jack Jackson (@jack_jackson) September 2, 2016