All people of good consciousness must condemn our past history or slavery but how black is reparations to address this evil part of our history? For to determine who would be entitled to such compensation would put us in a whole different category of racism where the pigments of skin color would determine who wins and who loses. Yes, some individuals’ historical records would land back to ancestors in chains but for many others, it would be completely muddled. In this nation, each individual should instead be judged as such not by the acts of their fathers and mothers but by what they achieve with their own hands, hearts, and souls. Reparations would condemn our future to the past which is not the future we as individuals should seek to achieve.