I think reparations should definantly be payed. It matters nothing if any of us are slaves because we all still have to suffer with the consequences of this.
The man who impregnated my mother did not stay with her. This is directly based on the fact he comes from a long line of slaves that were families broken up. This is the US governments fault, and I should be compensated for this.
Another one is the lack of wealth. AAms were hard as anybody, but their kids are left with nothing based on the fact it was not payed properly. There should be compensation for this.
Lighter skin, based on rape and other forced arrangements puts African Americans at a higher risk for such crap like sun burning and skin cancer...there should be compensation for this.
AFAM women taking on manly traits because the man are gone, and it being a huge factor in why relationships wont work in our community also is the governments fault...There should be compensation for this.
These 4 reasons arent even mentioning jim crow and drug exploitation of the 20th century. Put simply, there must be reparations.