Students at Western Kentucky University (WKU) have declared that black students should receive reparations for slavery in the form of free tuition.
The WKU student government voted on and passed a resolution to offer free education to African Americans, calling the nations past of slavery, a “debt that will never be paid.”
“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,” said student at the college, Andre Ambam.
According to the Daily Caller:
The resolution also seeks the creation of a special task force to investigate the possibility of amending the admissions system so that it is weighted geographically — which, theoretically, would make acceptance at WKU easier for black students.
Andre Ambam, who fought for the resolution, told the WKU Herald that racial inequality is the basis of economic inequality — the chief reason for blacks not attending college.
Other students have spoken against the resolution, arguing that “It will disadvantage other people from getting the same education.” Student senator William Hurst said, “I am not discounting that there is an obvious disadvantage to African-American students, but this resolution would discriminate against other populations.”