Well, since TAXATION has been mentioned here... I've long since advocated BLACK CONTROL OF BLACK TAXES which by definition forms a basis for political and economic autonomy.quote:What one fails to realize is that AUTONOMY is neccessary.
IDEAL REPARATIONS = Political and Economic AUTONOMY
Given the magnitude of the Reparations project, it stands to reason that there must be an organizational structure to implement/administer Reparations. There is then no reason why we should not only assert our right to establish, control and run such an organization but also seek to govern our affairs. What could be more RESTORATIVE?
Our history isn't one of a Subject People. Before enslaved here we were not Subject or even citizens of this country. So to truly RESTORE and "repair", at the very least, we should have the complete choice in how we relate to this country. Anything else, anything circumscribed around what the supposed "reality" is and how White America will respond or what "they will allow" is arbitrarily limiting one's own choices and never approaching THE IDEAL.