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There has been a cry for restitution payments to Blacks because neither they nor their ancestors have endured slavery at the hands of white Americans in the distant past, nearly 200 years ago. There are so many problems with this idea it’s hard where to start. First, 200 years is longer than any mortal lifetime. No black has experienced slavery in modern American history. Indeed, no white enslaver or their descendants can be located to pay restitution for their ancestors. Suppose you could provide the link. Suppose you can’t prove all the links between all the blacks and the original enslavers. In that case, white Americans are paying blacks their hard-earned money for no reason..

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