[QUOTE=Warfish;2841018]My answer is no.
Throughout recorded (and unrecorded) human history, "winners" of conflicts have taken advantage of "losers" in every way humanly possible.
Put simply, Africa (and South America) lost (and in many ways their leaders helped themselves lose), Europe and her colonies "won", and the result is what happened (and has happened everywhere on earth throughout history up till recent times): Slavery.
Africans were not the first slaves, nor the worst treated slaves, in history. Doesn't make what happened right in any form whatsoever, but should put it into a more appropriate historical perspective.
So unless you feel something is owed by every single winner in recorded history, to every single loser in recorded history, then no, nothing is "owed" specificly to today's American Blacks.
More importantly, the people who suffered are all dead, as are the pople who made them suffer. Trying to forward past guilt and past vitimization to today is flatly intellectually dishonest.
I continue to give the example: My family came here to the States in 1970's. Clearly, I have NO debt wahtsoever to you or anyone else for Slavery, or even the racism of the 50's and 60's. But I have suffered personally to "right the wrong" that no one alive today actually suffered under.
[B]What we, as a people, should be working on is equallity. Not racial revenge[/B].[/QUOTE]