If you read bloggingbaby.com, you may have seen a blurb about Brown University's decision that they need to "atone" for the part it played in the slave trade many many years ago. Uhm, I don't get it.
No one at that university was even alive before the Civil War. What do they have to "atone" for? Do they feel bad because part of the money that built it came from trading slaves? Well, that's fine, but "atonement" only means anything when the people directly involved repent.
So really this is just a publicity stunt by some people who don't even realize how transparent they are. In the words of Mr. Dennis Leary, "www.what-the-fuck.com?"