Five public colleges and universities throughout Virginia have been ordered by the state legislature to offer special scholarships or economic development programs to descendants of slaves who once labored on their campuses.
Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville have all been targeted.
Because each of these schools was in existence prior to 1865, the year the Civil War ended, the assumption is that they all benefitted from black slavery in some way, shape or form. Consequently, they all need to now give black people free money as “reparations.”
Should the bill be signed into law, it would take effect starting in the 2022-23 academic year. It will go to the Democrat-controlled Senate next and if it passes there it will head to the desk of Gov. Ralph “Blackface” Northam.
Passed by a 61-39 vote in the House, the bill mandates that each of the aforementioned schools offer full four-year scholarships or economic development programs to descendants of black of slaves. Said descendants would be allowed to choose any of the five institutions for attendance.
“HB 1980 is a small but important step to acknowledge and address that the foundational success of five universities was based on enslaved labor,” stated Del. David A. Reid (D-Loudon), is quoted as saying to the group called The Hill‘s “Changing America.”
“I am proud HB 1980 has passed the House, and I hope that it will be sent to the governor’s desk for approval so that we can begin to address the multigenerational impact of slavery here in Virginia.”
Why should taxpayer money be used like this, you may be asking? There is no need to worry about that because, in this case, the state would not be footing the bill for black tuition.
Should the “Enslaved Ancestors College Access Scholarship and Memorial Program,” as it is called, be signed into law, it would require that all funding come from either private fundraising or endowment revenue.
What this means is that wealthy alumni, many of whom have light skin, would be forced to foot the bill for the program, which can only be described as a form of forced black privilege.
An Episcopal seminary beat them to the punch, though.
Back in late 2019, Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) agreed to pay out $1.7 million to the descendants of slaves who work on its campus. This reparations fund was “a first for any academic institution in the United States,” according to William A. Darity Jr., a professor and “expert” on reparations from Duke University.
VTS set up its own special task force to seek out slave descendants who helped build the historic campus in Alexandria, though a spokesman from the school says nobody really knows for sure just how many slaves worked on the property.
“As we seek to mark Seminary’s milestone of 200 years, we do so conscious that our past is a mixture of sin as well as grace,” announced the “Very Rev.” Ian S. Markham, the school’s dean and president, in a statement.
“This is the Seminary recognizing that along with repentance for past sins, there is also a need for action.”
VTS is considered to be the flagship seminary of the Episcopal Church. It was co-founded by Francis Scott Key and did not have any students with dark skin until 1951, the year it admitted John T. Walker, the school’s first African student.
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