The main argument against this that I see in the public comments is " why should I pay? I didn't own slaves and neither did my ancestors". Just by thinking that this act is against you as a white individual in some way is flawed thinking in of itself. The purpose is to honor how African Americans handled all of the shit they underwent in the past 400 years. IT may not have been YOUR ancestors who engaged in the discrimination of blacks (although in reality it is highly likely that is the case considering the public opinion around that Era in time), but nonetheless they were still harassed and discriminated against heavily.