Now that America has elected a black (half) President payment in the form of reparations for black people will probably happen within 5 years. Reparations for slavery is a proposal by some in the United States and is supported by the "Obamaites". Some type of compensation should be provided to the descendants of the Negro enslaved people, in consideration of the labor provided for free over several centuries, which has been a powerful and influential factor in the development of the country. This compensation has been proposed in a variety of forms, from individual monetary payments to community-based improvement schemes related to health and education, to direct cash payments to all people of Negro heritage. The idea remains highly controversial and no broad consensus exists as to how it could be implemented. There have been similar calls for reparations from some Caribbean countries, and some African countries have called for reparations to their states for the loss of their population. It will happen now that Obama is in charge.