Who Should Receive Reparations?

Who Should Receive Reparations?

Within the broadest definition, all Black people who are the descendants of Africans enslaved in the United States should receive reparations in the form of changes in or elimination of laws and practices that allow them to be treated differently and less well than White people. For example, ending racial profiling and discrimination in the provision of health care, providing scholarship and community development funds for these Native Black Americans, and supporting processes of self-determination will not only benefit such peoples, but all Black peoples in the United States who because of their color are victims of the vestiges of war, colonization and slavery. This is similar to the Rosewood, Florida reparations package, where some forms of reparations were provided only to persons who descended from those who were injured, died and lost their homes and other forms were made available to such Black people.