I believe we are owed, BUT, I am not so sure we should be pursuing reparations. I think that we could spend the time and energy on seeking reparations to build wealth- and have greater success. I also think that a lot of black folks don't understand what reparations would mean. I think we could never sream "foul" again. We could never complain about unfair treatment. Affirmative Action would go away, permanently. So called minority set-asides would disappear.
I reject the neocon arguments that race relations would suffer or that it would be to difficult to execute, etc.
But, I think we do better when we expect nothing from "them" and focus on achieving our objectives with great passion.
Unpopular, I'm sure, but just MHO.