Georgetown apologizes for selling slaves in 1838
It is easy to apologize for what someone else did. In fact, such an apology may give one a sense of moral superiority: "I know better than the perpetrator did." It is much harder to recognize and apologize for one's own wrongs.
Georgetown's recognition of its institutional complicity with slavery 178 years ago cannot undo the inhumanity or comfort the actual victims, though it may offer some solace to their descendants and may make Georgetown officials feel good about themselves. But will Georgetown apologize for its current activities undermining the Catholic Faith, such as hosting pro-abortion and pro-homosexual clubs or centers, hiring faculty who object to Catholic doctrines, hosting speeches by pro-abortion figures like the head of Planned Parenthood, etc., etc., etc.? See www.gupetition.org.