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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Brown University's Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice Report

Brown_university This afternoon, Brown University's Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice released its final report.  The report is available here.  We're been following the story at Brown for a while.  I'll have a few more thoughts after I read in detail the lengthy report, but I have a couple of quick observations.  First, I think Brown will serve as a model for future investigations by schools, as well as businesses, of their connections to slavery and Jim Crow.  I expect that a number of schools will turn in the near future to the Brown report and then begin to ask about their own histories.  Second, Brown's recommendations are about fairly general actions geared towards social justice, like further discussion of its history and educational scholarships.

UPDATE:  Here's an excellent article from Insiderhighered.com, which discusses some of the implications of the report.  I have some more thoughts on reparations here.

I also have some more thoughts on the Brown report over at ratio juris.

Al Brophy
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