I wonder how far the reparations debate will go before it tears this country apart. As concerned I am about Justice, I cannot see a logical conclusion to the reparations debate that ends up being anything other than a disaster.
The greatest reparation would be to recommit ourselves to the American dream for all people, restore Civil Rights and rescue public education; to heal our own hearts and change our own minds. I do not beleive the effects of slavery or Jim Crow have been erased from our society, I do not believe that there is anything like a level playing field in education or the freedom of opportunity for all those who want to work hard. But I do not think that the medicine for what ails us as a nation can be found in assigning blame to the living for the crimes of the dead.