The small business school at Town, College of London, is starting up a reckoning with the past. Very last thirty day period, its governing council voted to take out Sir John Cass from the small business school’s name simply because of the 18th-century English merchant’s role in the Royal African Corporation, which then held the British monopoly on the transatlantic slave trade.
The school’s involvement with Cass only dates again eighteen years, when it changed its name soon after accepting a £5m donation from Sir John Cass’s Foundation, a charitable body the service provider made to help education in London.
In the US, greater education institutions are acknowledging past lively involvement with slavery. The motion begun in theological seminaries — first at Virginia Theological Seminary, which past September made a $one.7m fund to make reparations for acquiring used enslaved people as labour on its campus. Other people, together with Jesuit-started