Black Christian leaders push for slavery reparations, call on Christian colleges to hire more faculty of color

Feb 1, 2020 by

Panelist says institutions should get used to losing money

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Though most were founded long after the transatlantic slave trade ended, Christian colleges have a role to play in remedying the effects of the practice, black scholars and activists told a conference Thursday.

Namely, they can hire two to three faculty or staff of color at a time and require all courses to include black authors, they told the Presidents Conference of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

Most of the discussion about why the slave trade “matters to Christian higher education” had little to do with Christian higher education. Instead, panelists made recommendations that are commonly offered toward all kinds of higher education institutions.

Colleges need to hire faculty and staff of color in clusters because of how quickly they will burn out without the community of other nonwhites, according to Jemar Tisby, executive director of The Witness Foundation, “a black Christian collective that engages issues of religion, race, justice, and culture from a biblical perspective.”

Source: Black Christian leaders push for slavery reparations, call on Christian colleges to hire more faculty of color | The College Fix

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