The American University Is Founded on Theft and Betrayal

Photo by Aaron Josephson of UVA’s Rotunda. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

Many of America’s oldest schools were constructed on stolen land using the stolen labor of enslaved people. Our colleges and universities continue to demonstrate their dedication to those old practices by exploiting and abusing workers and harming students.

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Matthew Thiele

Matthew Thiele

Teacher. Satirist. Scholar. Published in Slackjaw, Points in Case, McSweeney’s, Ben Jonson Journal, and elsewhere. Definitely not a robot. Or an alien.