Because all of those people who were actually “property” are dead you dumb ass.
That struck me too. Everyone who was a slave, or who was a slave owner, are long dead.
And...the people who OWNED THEM are dead too!
Also, if you did make a reparations payment, you would never be done. Suppose this generation with black ancestry is paid off. What happens to their unborn grandchildren? Do they get to argue that their parents or grandparents blew the money because of past cultural disadvantages, and now they need to be paid, too?
You would be setting up a permanent black aristocracy.
Come to think of it, we are at some level setting up a "non-white-male" aristocracy anyway with all of this diversity foolishness, and have been doing so for at least a generation.
Maybe but you have to admit it is going to be fun watching the rats eat each other.