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Universities and slave trade reparation.

Universities and slave trade reparation.

Universities in the UK which benefited in previous centuries from the slave trade should contribute to a £100m fund to support ethnic minority students, says a university leader.

Geoff Thompson, chair of governors of the University of East London, says it would be "ethical and right" for universities to contribute.

He says it would help young people who otherwise could not afford to graduate.

Last month, Glasgow University revealed it had received slave-related funding.

Glasgow University discovered that up to £198m in today's value had been donated in the 19th Century by people who had profited from the slave trade.

    

In response it announced a "reparative justice programme", including creating a centre for the study of slavery and a memorial to the enslaved.

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