Brown University issued a report in October that brought light to its institutional ties to the slave trade and its efforts to move away from that through memorial and social justice efforts. While it is not unusual for organizations, including universities, to step away from socially unacceptable issues in the present, this is a new move on the part of universities to recognize past wrongs and seek reparations.
Is this a form of repentance or merely the window dressings on the same old institutional mannerisms? Will other universities follow suit in some way?
This idea led me to consider how our faith might impact systems. Is there a need for institutional repentance when institutions have done wrong at macro-levels?