I used to feel that African Americans had gotten the short end of the reparations stick. While Japanese Americans got $20,000 for WW2 internment and Native Americans got casinos, African Americans got 40 acres and a mule if they were lucky. However, during the past 50 years, the United States has devoted an inordinate amount of its resources to helping African Americans overcome the vestiges of slavery and segregation. That noble effort has largely failed and, at the end of our first Black President's term in office, we will have accumulated an astounding $20 trillion in national debt that we will never pay off. It is therefor time to say enough is enough. Not only is the road to Hell paved with good intentions, we can't afford to continue down that road even if we wanted to. It is time for the SCOTUS to declare the obvious, that race-based government programs are an affront to the plain meaning of our Constitution. It is also time for a Constitutional Amendment to force the federal government to live within its means and stop stealing from future generations. This cannot be done overnight; given the intransigence of the national Democratic Party, a Constitutional Convention will probably have to be called by 2/3 of the States. Any proposed Amendment would then require 3/4 of the States to ratify, the same as if it had been passed by 2/3 of both house of Congress.