$28M for slavery reparations isn’t enough, students tell Princeton Seminary

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This June 24, 2013, file photo shows Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, N.J. The seminary in New Jersey will provide scholarships and set up doctoral fellowships to repent for having benefited from slavery. NJ.com reported Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, that Princeton Theological Seminary will set aside $28 million to provide 30 scholarships for students who descended from slaves or underrepresented groups. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

This June 24, 2013, file photo shows Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, N.J. The seminary in New Jersey will provide scholarships and set up doctoral fellowships to repent for having benefited from slavery. NJ.com reported Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, that Princeton Theological Seminary will set aside $28 million to provide 30 scholarships for students who descended from slaves or underrepresented groups. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

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Princeton Theological Seminary recently announced that it would set aside nearly $28 million for reparations to make up for the school’s ties to slavery — one of the largest efforts of its kind. The Why’s Annette John-Hall explains why some black students at the seminary are rejecting the proposal, and how it’s forcing a bigger conversation about what making reparations should actually look like.

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