‘Disturbing and even shocking’: Harvard to spend $100 million to atone for ‘immoral’ ties to slavery

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Through its ‘extensive entanglements’ with slavery, Harvard University benefited from and in some ways perpetuated ‘profoundly immoral’ practices that it will spend $100 million helping atone for, the university’s president, Lawrence S. Bacow, wrote in an email on Tuesday to students, faculty, and staff members. The message was accompanied by a 134-page report that offers painstaking details about Harvard’s direct, financial, and intellectual ties to slavery over several centuries. Harvard is the latest higher-education institution to commit substantial resources to delving into, and helping make amends for, its institutional ties to slavery.”

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