Specifically, what is being discussed, advocated, rejected, etc. I am white and in my experience the word "reparations" is heard noticeably less often than perhaps 10 to 15 years ago. In fact, the last time I heard the word used, it was in a Dave Chapelle skit, which is getting to be quite a while ago now. I personally would have to argue that black/white relations in the U.S. are at a significant low point, much to my dismay, and much to the contrary of the politically correct rhetoric spouted in the 1990s. I am very much concerned especially by media characterizations of whites and blacks-- certainly it was ever the case that such characterizations were harmful, but I see, now a mass decompensation happening. (e.g. the brazen redneck vs. the brazen street thug, and never the twain shall meet, all on reality shows) I am reminded, nowadays, of the prevailing fear of blacks I experienced in the Wisconsin/Illinois stateline area, and the phrase "white flight." I was lucky enough to move about the country to places where this dynamic was not such a factor, and by and large blacks and whites accepted each other's being, but even then, the factors of interracial history loomed large. Meaningful reparations for the tragedies inflicted on blacks is something I would support, but the waters are clouded to me. I would love to hear what you are thinking.