Quote Originally Posted by GoldenGuy View Post
Yes, but I also think that if McGill made the money he donated to/founded McGill by using slaves in the tobacco fields - i.e. the money came directly from slavery - then that is different than if he had slaves as household servants, or something like that.
Never mind! I am speaking out of my... posterior. I think upon further investigation that Leacock was referring to donations by William Macdonald (not McGill) when he quipped that "the Carnegies and the Rockefellers and the WIlliam Macdonalds are the Cardinal Wolseys of to-day. The University of Chicago was founded upon oil. McGill University rests largely on a basis of tobacco."