I see such arguements being made all the time right now, against Afirmative Action or whatever, even without a penny of reparations being made.
Of course, some people would add reperations to their long list of reasons that they already have. There's nothing special about a supposed backlash resulting from reperations. Every step forward does that.
quote:"There really is no white backlash, because that gives the impression that the nation had decided it was going to solve this problem and then there was a step back because of developments in the civil rights movement. Now, the fact is that America has been backlashing on the civil rights question for centuries now... The backlash is merely the surfacing of prejudices, of hostilities, of hatreds and fears that already existed and they are just now starting to open."
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "Seventh Annual Gandhi Memorial Lecture," Howard University, Washington, D.C., (11/6/1966)