A new kind of American "class photo" - smile!
The effort, to wheedle out of doing the right thing, is demeaning to conservative's image - and, I think, even their own self-image:
“'The people to whom reparations were owed,…are long dead.' Only because we need them to be. Mr. Clyde Ross is very much alive—as are many of the victims of redlining. And it is not hard to identify them. We know where redlining took place and where it didn't. We have the maps. We know who lived there and who didn't.
This was American policy. We have never accounted for it, and it is unlikely that we ever will. That is not because of any African-American's life-span but because of a powerful desire to run out the clock. Reparations claims were made within the natural lifetimes of emancipated African-Americans. They were unsuccessful. They were not unsuccessful because they lacked merit. They were unsuccessful because their country lacked the courage to dispense with creationism.
The cowards can't win - because their principles never existed.
If anyone wanted to devise how conservatives could destroy themselves, from the inside, watch what sticking to "little white lies" long after they've served their usefulness does,...