Only 58 percent of Georgetown University students voted on the resolution that created a “slavery reparations” fund that will be tacked onto tuition costs.
In April, students at Georgetown University voted in favor of a referendum that sought to create a “reparations” fund for descendants of the 272 slaves that the university once owned.
66 percent of students voted in favor of the creation of the fund, while only 34 percent of students voted against the measure.
Some are pointing out now that only slightly more than half of the student body participated in the vote.
A report from Intellectual Takeout argues that nearly 43 percent of the student body did not feel strongly enough about the referendum to vote.
The results of the referendum are as follows: 66.08% for yes (2541 votes), 33.92% for no (1304 votes). This means that the referendum passes.
— GUSA Elections (@GUSAElections) April 12, 2019