Will black people ever get paid sufficient recompense for slavery? The answer unfortunately is no because a lot of white people believe that the Civil War was payment enough because of all the white people that died and suffered during the war,but black people also suffered and died so that isnt a good excuse. There are some white people that think that because slavery ended over 100 years ago they shouldn't be held responible and we should get over it ,which I find ridiculous because black people lived in what amounted to apartheid in this country since the end of the war until we were given legal equality with whites in the late 1960's,but we still face racism in a myriad of ways today. The wealth and economy of this country was built on slave labor in fact Wall Street the economic center of the country was named after an actual wall that used to run along the street where slaves were lined up against when they were being bought and sold like commodities. The U.S. would never have become the superpower it is now if not for the contributions of black people and it will never live up to the true meaning of its credo until it pays its debts to black people.