I am on the fence. A part of me recognizes that African Americans are owed a debt by this country. How much though?
Being a descendant of folks that lost half their country to a greedy and racist policy of Manifest Destiny and the desire to spread slavery into the new territories, do we deserve compensation? Compensation that we aren’t even asking for, btw.
Over 40% of CA is of Latino, mostly of Mexican descent; it would bankrupt the state to compensate us. Is the aggrieved party going to pay for the reparations to itself through taxation? Or would it be a special tax that excludes the taxation of the aggrieved parties? What would that do for race relations?