Absouletely. Every living former slave should be compensated by the people who enslaved them. If none are still living, then there is no one to give reparations to.
Oh? That’s not what they want to hear? Then perhaps they should explain why people who never were enslaved should be compensated for something they never experienced.
One answer: No! Reparations were paid in blood in the Civil War. Relatives died wearing Union Blue to free them. They were abolitionists too and got into a lot of trouble for it too. My direct ancestor was wounded at The Crater—fighting along side of Black Troops. I feel any debt was paid by that sacrifice.
Taxpayers? Don't blacks pay taxes?
So 13% of the funds received are paid to themselves?
Asians pay taxes. Should they be saddled with a debt when they received no benefit?
How about recent immigrants. Do they have to pay also?
How about the French, British, and Germans? They bought the cotton and tobacco. Shouldn't they get a piece of the bill?
The Dutch profited from the slave trade so make sure they pay too.
The competing tribes in Africa that captured these men that were sold to the slavers should be made to pony up.
While we are at it, what about the Jews that were enslaved by the Egyptians. Don't they have to be paid?
And on and on....
...by people who owned no one.
they have already gotten decades of welfare