okay, i am in favor of reparations, just to get that out the way. however how can convince others of that we deserve reparations? then, how should it be distributed? who will be entitled? afterall, many of us can only trace our family ancestory back so far. i can only go back as far as greatgrandparents. and that information will be limited because of records were destroyed in a fire in the public records department in a certain county in TX. we have several individual, polticians, and a prestigious group of lawyers trying to make our case. i think it would be imstrumental to get the support of others who have already received reparations for the injustices done to them: native amercians (indians) , jews and japanese. recently, my local black weekly newspaper did a series of articles on the railroad business the and many contributions of advancement and labor we provided to that industry. insurance companies are being named in these lawsuits. however after doing a little research for a afterschool youth project, i learned that we, black folx, have contributed to the everyday conveniences of this country. remember, america and alot of white folx have alot to lose if america admitted it guilt. their, our whole way of living and thinking could be affected. do you really think we will ever get reparations?