I was talking with a diverse group of friends the other day and somehow reparations came up. I'm wondering if anyone here has any thoughts on it. Here is why I'm against it. Share your thoughts of the subject. 1. Sins of the father. There is no one living today who endured slavery in the US. 2. No other group has gotten compensation (that I know of) for decendents. This includes the Japanese in the internment camps. Compensation was given to the people who were in the camps, but if the person had passed away no money was given to their decendents. 3. 40 acres and a mule. How much is that translated into todays money. With millions of blacks in america it would bankrupt the country. 4. Black slave owners. There were 15-20 large plantations (50 or more slaves) that were black owned. There were also innumerable blacks who owned just 2-3 slaves especially in New Orleans. Their decendents definitally shouldn't get compensation since they were part of the problem. 5. Finally with the abundance of shady lawyers in the US how long would it be before everyone was suing everyone else for a wrong done to their great-great-great grandparents by someone elses.