A UN panel announced that the United States owes African-American people reparations for slavery. The announcement apparently stems from the various police brutality reports that are reminiscent of the trauma of lynchings. The committee also said that the US needs to confront its racial legacy.
I definitely think that black people are owed reparations in some sort of manner. I think they should start with repealing the laws implemented during the War on Drugs, and properly funding school systems in areas that are predominately black.
The UN isn’t currently demanding reparations be paid, so, unfortunately, I don’t believe that the US will in anyway take heed of this announcement. But, I appreciate that the report from the UN was released. We just need some action behind it now.