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Brown University and slavery reparations

Brown University has set up a committee to examine whether Brown should pay reparations for slavery.

Dr. Ruth J. Simmons, the President of the university, and a descendent of slaves, has directed Brown to start what its officials say is an unprecedented undertaking for a university: an exploration of reparations for slavery and specifically whether Brown should pay reparations or otherwise make amends for its past. She, of course, claims that she will not bias the work of the committee, and then she says: "If the committee comes back and says, `Oh it’s been lovely and we’ve learned a lot,’ but there’s nothing in particular that they think Brown can do or should do, I will be very disappointed."

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Let by=gones be by-gones. Non-productive folks will always try to find a way to bilk dollars with no effort. Let’s try explaining facts to the upcoming generations with the hopes of collective understanding.

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