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University to Give Black Students Free Tuition as an Apology For Slavery?

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Western Kentucky University’s student government wants their school to pay ‘reparations’ to black students in the form of free tuition because of slavery bringing a whole new meaning to virtue-signalling.

Campus Reform reports that some senators objected to the resolutions because the “free” tuition would actually have to be paid for by other students, but failed to overcome appeals to rectify historical injustices.

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The resolution also asks that a special task force be created to look into test-optional admissions and admissions weighting based on geographical location, which in theory would make it easier for black students to apply and be accepted to WKU.

Andre Ambam, one of the resolution’s authors, told the Herald that racial disparity has translated into economic disparity, inhibiting black students from attending 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,” Ambam said.

“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,” added Brian Anderson, the other author of the bill.

This comes on the heels of black students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in February demanding they be offered tuition-free housing at the University because blacks were legally barred from education during slavery and the University remains out of reach for black students today. These were blacks students at the University saying this.

Just sayin’. Here’s some more which makes me think they should just go ahead and hand out graduation slips on the street corners for no reason at all:

The resolution demands free access to the university for all black people, including former inmates. That means free tuition, free housing and no fees, Mack said. That would save a black resident undergraduate student about $20,000 a year.

The resolution goes on to call for the university to use 10 percent of donations to bolster financial aid and study the feasibility of test-optional and geographically weighted admissions.

Test-optional? Yeah, that’s gonna do a lot for blacks. I know if tests were optional for black college students and a black college grad came to my business looking for work, I wouldn’t be in a big hurry to hire them and believe me – I have plenty of blacks working for me now.

Anyway, back to Kentucky:

The Student Government Association at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, said the measure is a recommendation to pay those students reparations for slavery, even though the U.S. abolished slavery more than 150 years ago. The resolution sends a message to university faculty and administrators that slavery is “a debt that will never be paid,” according to Campus Reform.

The resolution, which passed 19-10, also called for a special task force to research ways to make it easier for black students to apply and get accepted into the college.

The school’s website listed undergraduate tuition for campus residents during the fall 2016 and spring 2017 semesters at $4,956 per semester. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 8.9 percent of Western Kentucky students during the 2013-14 school year were black. White students accounted for 76 percent of the overall student body the same year.

Student Sen. Brian Anderson, who also played a role in crafting the resolution, said: “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.”

Sen. Lily Nellans said she also supports the resolution.

“A lot of times equality can feel like oppression for those who are losing their advantage,” she said, “but that’s not a reason we shouldn’t fight for equality.”

Not all student leaders were on board, though.

“It will disadvantage other people from getting the same education,” Sen. William Hurst told the Herald. “I am not discounting that there is an obvious disadvantage to African-American students, but this resolution would discriminate against other populations.”

I only know this: You don’t solve racism with more racism. sorry kids.

Read more: https://ihavethetruth.com/2017/04/27/university-to-give-black-students-free-tuition-as-apology-for-slavery/#ixzz4ixVQ4kfU



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25 Comments

  1. James

    June 3, 2017 at 11:31 am

    You have got to be kidding me. The least they could do is to make them prove that their US ancestors were indeed slaves. But no they won’t do that. But I’m telling you right now there better not be one dime of my tax money going to this lunacy.

    • Robert Nighswander

      June 4, 2017 at 9:10 am

      As a white college grad I who paid for my education, IF YOU GET SOMETHING FOR NOTHING it worth just what you paid for it. Let them bring in as many black (Slaves) as they want and replace all the white students leaving to other schools. With out their money the state will have to pay up for their actions.

  2. Jim

    June 3, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    How many of the students getting free tuition are former slaves?

    Since they are claiming it is because their ancestors were slaves, are they going to give free tuition to the Irish who also had ancestors who were introduced to this country as slaves?

    • LJ BLEIL

      June 3, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      How much more in the way of freebies are we going to give these criminal f**ks ? My son lost his father when he was 11— no one worried about him.

    • Tery Schelling

      September 17, 2017 at 5:04 am

      …and what about the Jewish kids whose ancestors died in gas chambers and the American Indian kids whose ancestors were forced onto reservations!!

  3. Carmen

    June 3, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Can’t happen, at least not constitutionally. Such a policy would include people whose ancestors were definitely not slaves, like recent African immigrants, or whose ancestors were not slaves in the U.S., such as Caribbean-descended Americans. They wouldn’t even be able to agree on a threshold amount of African ancestry necessary to qualify one as black (imagine if ancestry DNA tests showed a lot more African-descended people than we thought!).

  4. Tom Maher

    June 3, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    This is a crock of crap. These blacks have you right where they want this college. There is about 1% of blacks today that even related to slaves back then. There still is slavery going on in the middle east and that’s where most of the blacks went on the slave trade. About only 15 % of the black slave trade ended up here. This slave excuse is out of control. Hopefully this college is not funded by tax payers money. They just want to bring skilled athletes for their programs. Just wrong.

    • FRANK GUNNELS

      June 3, 2017 at 7:39 pm

      NAACP states only 5% of entire African slave trade came to the U.S. ( not 15% )

  5. rayzee

    June 3, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    So, what do you think a degree from Western Kentucky University will be worth now? Not more than a GED.

  6. Bob

    June 3, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    Oh, hell no!

  7. DON BROWN

    June 4, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    JUST GO AHEAD AND START AND THAT SCHOOL WILL NOT STAY OPEN FOR LONG.WE NEED TO STOP ALL THIS CRAP AND GO BACK AND READ WHY THE CIVIL WAR WAS REALLY FOUGHT.IT WAS NOT SLAVERY.ALL PPL.AND ALL COLORS HAVE BEEN SLAVES AND ME FOR ONE DO NOT OWE ANY BLACK PERSON ANYTHING.I MADE IT ON MY OWN AND WORKED FOR IT ALL

  8. Clifford hughes

    June 4, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Well, Well, Well . . . Once again our liberal elitist are mentally masturbating, creating brain farts and trying to lower the standards!”

  9. The Colonel

    June 4, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    There are no Slaves nor Slave owners today. Seems to me that many Northerners, who were not Slave owners, fought in the Civil War to free the Slaves. And, tens of thousands Northerners died for the Slaves freedom. No one wants to approach that issue. Nor are people willing to approach the issue of the Africans that sold other Africans into Slavery. Ask yourself: Is this action really going to “Unite” America or continue to divide us? Reality of the World is that there are hundreds of billions of dollars to be made by keeping this racial divide in place. Have some balance. Minimize the fear, emotions, hype, and hysteria. At the end-of-the-day, how will “AMERICA” benefit with this policy? Having lived for 70 years, my position is that the “Application of White Guilt” is not a solution.

  10. Theo Wilkinson

    June 5, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Oh my good God you have got to be kidding me are you so stupid as to really do this if so I want schooling for my grand children and great grand children because they were abandoned my the system not able to pay so they can come to your school and not pay yea !!!!!! They will be there shortly Thank you so much college degree free this is BS AND YOU KNOW IT DO NOT GIVE IN TO YOUR SO CALLED pc YOU WILL PAY FOR IT THATS NOT A THREAT but people will pay you back

  11. Theo Wilkinson

    June 5, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Do not donate to this stupid university boycott everything it does

  12. Mary Stevens

    June 9, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    If a black fellow can say he is a woman and compete in womens’ sports, then we all can say we are black.

  13. Bob

    June 9, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    You can bet most of then don’t have the slightest idea who their daddy is. Let alone who their ancestors are.
    I would bet some don’t know who their mama is.

  14. BigD

    June 10, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    How about white people who were part of the under ground railroad who’s lives were destroyed because they turned their back on their own race to do the right thing?

    • Henry Hall

      July 4, 2017 at 3:29 pm

      Good point,….except they didn’t turn their backs on their own race, only on slave owners. And slave owners were not representative of the entire white race. remember, the first documented slave owner in America was a black man.

  15. Pam

    July 4, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    1 There were also white slaves. 2 A black slave was valued more than the white slaves. 3 All USA former slave owners are dead.4 Anyone that was a slave in the USA is dead. JFK and Martin Luther ended substandard education. So we owe them How exactly? BLM is a terror group a gimmie gimmie I want free stuff idiots that want everyone to hate white people.And give them an inch and they will take a mile.

    • Yvonne Wood-Wilson

      July 4, 2017 at 11:05 pm

      I am an Irish. More slaves were white irish than black. I want free college, my masters and doctorate. I want it via online, and I need a computer to do the classes, and wifi/internet. Don’t have that either. Online classes will allow reduced housing expenses. When can I begin?

  16. Jim Dougherty

    July 4, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    This University should lose all Federal funding!!!

  17. Mr. Dismayed

    July 5, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Nobody is more upset about slavery then white Americans. We wish everyday they had never been brought here. They have been a burden to every society that took them in and getting worse all the time.

  18. SJW

    July 5, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Someone needs to stand up and let these folks know that reparations died when those slaves that were freed didn’t insist on it. I believe the statue of limitations ran out long ago and most that are screaming for this aren’t decesendants of slaves. If it isn’t reparations, it would be something else. Quit afraid of being causcasion (white) and anyone else with common sense and let the citizens know what the law is and isn’t. We do not owe anyone or any ethnic group reparations from 200 years ago. They are attacking police, looting, killing, destroying property and they want us to pay for that. They should be paying not us.

  19. Kookie

    September 16, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    No-absolutely NOT. Not one black person now has ever been a slave. Our ancestors worked and fought hard to build our country. They got the satisfaction of living free and having conveniences we have now, which white people invemted. We paid for college to get the knowledge. Blacks have the same opportunity- but pay and work for it.

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