Slavery was sanctioned by the federal government, and all those UNDER the government profited from free Black labor. So the same government & its subjects owe Black people for the free labor that accumulated ALL the wealth today
Irish indentured servants already received two forms of reparations. One was Freedom Dues (money & land). And the second, was all the tangible benefits that came with the first Affirmative Action program called white supremacy
Simple. Foundational Black Americans who can trace a direct ancestor to slavery. This is relatively easy. If your ancestor was enslaved, most likely you will find them or their descendants on the 1870 census
Your ancestors PROFITED for their "sins". And the PROFITS for those sins were passed down generationally to YOU. And those profits have been racially locked into the dominant society AWAY from the descendants of slaves
The same way you distribute payments to Native American tribes on a regular basis
They came here VOLUNTARILY & they have ZERO to do with the debt that's owed to Black Americans. Immigrant groups came here to enjoy the wealth that was ALREADY GENERATED FROM FREE BLACK LABOR
In order to justify American slavery, a culture of vile anti-Black racism was created and placed into ALL AREAS of activity. That systematic culture has been passed down TODAY and it has magnified into genocidal proportions at this point
I didnt put Japanese ppl in internment camps,but my tax dollars went to paying them. I didn't destroy the World Trade Center, but my tax dollars went to pay 9/11 victims. So tax dollars should be used to compensate us
Northern whites started randomly killing Black people (the draft riots) when the Civil War was announced. And Union soldiers killed thousands of Black People AFTER the Civil War in a concentration camp in Natchez MS. So we need 3 payments
Guess what else is uncomfortable?
*Racial mass incarceration
*state sanctioned police and white vigilante murders
So our compensation isn't contingent upon your "feelings"