I have heard arguments that reparations should be given to the descendants of US slaves, usually monetary compensation. For instance, the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent called for the following:
To ease the racial tensions today, there is a need for a public acknowledgement of past historical injustices. There is a need for a conversation on reparatory justice.
The group urges a serious consideration of a full formal apology, repatriation, cultural institutions, public health initiatives, African knowledge programs, psychological rehabilitation, technological transfer and debt cancellation
Focusing on just the reparations, how do such proponents plan to identify recipients?
I know that we don't have complete genealogy records for the descendants of all slaves, so are such proposals limited to those who could prove their ancestry? Do proponents suggest special consideration be given to those who had more slaves in their ancestry than others? (E.g. would a person who could prove they had five slave ancestors be given greater reparations than one who only had one?)
There have already been smaller scale reparations, reparations to descendants of slaves sold at Georgetown University. I understand there have also been proposals for Caribbean nations as well. Would the means of finding recipients for those reparations be the same for US ones?