This weeks reading on the essays of James Baldwin was different from most of the readings we have read thus far. It reminded me of racial inequalities, and what we as a nation are doing to give back to African Americans. We gave them reporations, which was a money back program in the form of a check. In my opinion this does not make up for everything that we did. Yes, it is nice to recieve money at any point and time in your life, but handing someone a check doesn't make up for 100 plus years of ridicule and discrimination. It is like we are almost trying to pay for the wrongs we have done.
Honestly, I do not know what I would do do compinsate for the way we treated them. It is a hard decision to make. But handing someone a check saying we are sorry is definetly not the way to go about apologizing.