There's something wrong with this skank, and there's something seriously wrong with anyone that thinks she isn't a skank.
(I've never used "skank" in a sentence before. That's sorta funny.)
We can’t right that wrong, but if there is any token that we can offer, we are morally obliged to offer it. Slavery may not be our crime, as individuals, but it was most definitely our nation’s crime, and our nation has never taken a single step to atone for it.
I think the more important quotes are from Coleman Hughes:
"If we were to pay reparations today, we would only divide the country further, making it harder to build the political coalitions required to solve the problems facing black people today," Hughes said.
"We would insult many black Americans by putting a price on the suffering of their ancestors. And we would turn the relationship between black Americans and white Americans from a coalition into a transaction—from a union between citizens into a lawsuit between plaintiffs and defendants."
Hughes added: "The question is not what America owes me by virtue of my ancestry; the question is what all Americans owe each other by virtue of being citizens of the same nation. And the obligation of citizenship is not transactional."