The real question is this: if current descendants of slaves receive reparations in 2019, what about in 2050? 2075? Should every descendant of a slave receive reparations, in perpetuity, or should it stop after X-number of generations?
I am sorry (almost) to say so, but the entire "slave reparation" movement is just stupid beyond belief. If there were living former slaves, I'd say fine- but the last **possible** former slave, Sylvester Magee, died in 1971. He was reputed to be 130 years old, which is highly suspicious but also illustrates the difficulties of determining who was a slave let alone a descendant of a slave.