Currently the American Descendants of Slaves find themselves in a horrible situation in their own country. For every $100 of White wealth Blacks have $5. This creates a problem in that Blacks face poverty, crime and death at significantly higher numbers than their white counterparts. Despite a few successes, the majority of American Blacks are becoming a permanent underclass.
The only way to address this is through reparations. Reparations should not just cover slavery, but also Jim Crow, Redlining, Urban Renewal and Segregation to name just a few of the disadvantages that have kept the American Black from succeeding on a community wide scale.
I grew up in poverty and know how difficult it can be to even be equal in this country. It was more luck than hard work that I was able to avoid gangs and death in my neighborhood. This is the story of many of my friends and it is doing nothing but getting worse.
It is important that we support Reparations. That is the only way that the American Descendants of Slaves will be able to be made whole in this country.