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Kevin McKenna: Those Scottish firms and families which benefitted from slavery must make amends

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A CURIOUS dissonance is evident in the reaction of some conservatives to ideas of reparative justice. This concept was at the heart of Glasgow University’s research, published recently, into its historical associations with racial slavery. The report, Slavery, Abolition and the University of Glasgow, acknowledged that in today’s money it benefited from up to £200m worth of gifts and bequests derived directly and indirectly from slavery. It was produced after a year-long period of research c .

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