Western Kentucky University student activists are pushing an initiative to exclude all tuition costs to black students as a form of reparation for slavery.
On Tuesday, the student government voted in favor of a resolution promoting the recognition of slavery as a “debt that will never be paid.” This includes offering free tuition to black students as compensation for past sins.
According to Reuters, student senator Lily Nellans supports the resolution since it addresses white privilege as being historically dominating in American society than all others. “A lot of times equality can feel like oppression for those who are losing their advantage, but that’s not a reason we shouldn’t fight for equality,” Nellans said.
Another student, Andre Ambam, says the resolution acknowledges racial inequality as the basis of economic inequality, which is why black students don’t attend college:
“If you really care about diversity, if you really care about inclusion, if you really care about making this campus safe and accessible to everybody, having the student government’s support of reparation[s] for black students would be amazing,”
Brian Anderson, the resolution’s co-author and acquaintance of Ambam, said the following about his proposed legislation:
“This is something that I think is more importantly about sending a clear message than it is about actually trying to strive for the institution to actually give out free tuition to everybody.”
H/T: The Daily Caller
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