‘Nothing new or magic.’ Harvard’s $100M pledge to redress slavery draws lukewarm response

From Higher Ed Dive: “Harvard University’s announcement at the end of April that it would invest $100 million to redress its links to slavery drew flurries of headlines and mild praise from Black scholars. … However, they are also quick to say that nothing Harvard is pledging now is groundbreaking. … Harvard directly contributing money to HBCUs, or helping to build their research or fundraising infrastructures, would be far more effective, the Black scholars say. Some of them also suggested the institution overhaul curricula, weaving in how slavery is infused into many aspects of American history.”

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