Money does not change what happened. Also, the actions being paid for have nothing to do with the person being paid. They were not slaves, their ancestors were. Chances are the person doesn't even know if they're ancestors were slaves (not saying all, I don't know much of my ancestry) I just don't think we should "make up" for the mistakes of our History with money. The best thing we could do is strive to eliminate the negative effects that are still felt today. We need to make ourselves more whole instead of continually making points that we see ourselves divided. I believe this would do that. We are openly stating we enslaved you before and we are going to pay you now so you feel better. Clearly showing there is still an us and a you and we will never be whole. That's what's wrong here.