I really, really, really did not want this to become a repeat of all the other Reparations threads and just wanted to isolate the money issue.
That seems to be the first stumbling block of any Reparations argument: Agreeing on or deciding on exactly who would pay for Reparations and how they would pay it.
I'm not sure where the rest of you all are coming from with this "the money is already there" idea. Where is it exactly? In our own personal pocket books? Wouldn't it be better if it was in a centralized location and could go toward a massive change much further than our own personal buying power?
Can we please just tackle the finances in this particular thread? Perhaps MBM you could bump up some of the other threads that delve into how Reparations should be dispersed and whatever else.