What about reparations to Native Americans, or to women who only got the vote in 1920? Additionally, you mention targeting companies that benefited originally from slavery, but what about inherited wealth when ancestors were involved in activities that involved slavery or otherwise detrimental activity. Could that inherited wealth be deemed illegitimate and confiscated. Would we need to set up large administrative panels to investigate people and businesses to ascertain who should pay up? Also, would social programs that have been instituted in more recent decades be a mitigating factor in determining the amount received? Would we risk government confiscation of legitimate wealth centuries after the original crime? What can of worms and divisiveness would this open up?

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