I’m not American (or particularly interested in American politics, aside from a mild, borderline apathetic, interest in global events and being amused/aggravated by the dumb stuff Trump says), but I feel like the emphasis should probably be less on “slavery reparations” per se and more on fixing/compensating for any current inequalities/institutional racism with respect to poverty/housing/education/legal treatment/etc.
Although some of those things are presumably linked to past slavery, there has to be some kind of statute of limitations for this stuff, no? Slavery in the U.S. was abolished like 150 (?) years ago. How far back should societies go, on a national and international level, to make reparations for bad things some long-dead people did to some other long-dead people? I don’t know the answer to that, but I feel like it’s substantially less than ~5 generations. Probably better to try to fix the actual current issues (and avoid future ones), in my opinion.