Daniel S: Should Africa be responsible for reparations as well, as the slaves were almost always those sold into slavery by rival tribes/nations? What of all of Latin America as well, who absolutely brought in a higher number of slaves than did the US? And in the case of the US, who pays for it? Do Asian Americans get an exemption? What of Italian and Irish Americans, who almost all immigrated in after slavery had ended? It just plain does not make rational sense.