imo, reparations should come in the following forms:
incentives to colleges for admitting qualified african american students.
free education for all african americans seeking higher education or vocational school.
policies making it easier for african americans to take out small business and home ownership loans at reduced interest rate.
affirmative action has done more for white women than black people any day. it was supposed to do the above things, but ultimately has not. also, the college programs that used to exist for african americans have dried up, like the equal opportunity fund. i don't see many young black people benefitting like they used to from this. unless you're below the poverty line or rich enough to pay out of pocket, you can't get a witness with the above mentioned things. nowadays i'm told you can't even get a student loan so easily. used to be cake to get those no matter who you were. without loans, african americans really don't have a prayer of getting an education.
imo, reparations should not be a check given over to black people. though i'm sure there'd be many who would invest that money, there are too many colonized folks who would then go out and spend that money on designer clothes, cars, jewelry and stay living in the hood with no viable options of moving out or improving their neighborhoods. the influx of "stuff" in the black community will only lead to more thefts and violent crimes.