Since nobody that ever owned a slave or was a slave in USA has been alive for a couple hundred years, the only reparations I think should be done are reparations for CURRENT racism. Yes that is acceptable.
However, I think a specific segment of the population must pay this money. I'm talking about all those white supremacist organizations out there. The KKK, for instance. (incidentally, Senator Robert W. Byrd, D.-W.V.--was a recruiter for the KKK back in the 1940s. According to Chris Matthews, who was Tip O'Neill's intern, Tip used to call Senator Byrd "Sheets" because of that. "Come here, 'sheets.'")
Yeah these racist organizations MUST PAY. I wholeheartedly believe that overtly racist people must feel the pain in their pocketbooks. After all it is f***nuts like them that make life miserable for everybody else due to their actions and attitudes.
Closet racists might be a little harder to ding, but definitely easy to get the cash of prominent organizations. How about a class-action lawsuit? I'm sure there's plenty of lawyers that would love to take that on.
"You liberals with your conspiracy theories are starting to sound like your own version of the John Birch Society"-Rush Limbaugh