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Finally, a sober voice on the question of reparations for American slavery, absent the rhetoric of extremism and antagonism. Forty Acres And A Mule Or Taking Responsibility For Ourselves, while posing a recurring theme central to African American survival, mobility and prosperity in America, also provides a clear-cut, 21st century solution to the peculiar wealth disparity endured by slaves and their descendants to this day. But it is not solely about wealth and not at all about a debt owed. Unlike prior calls for mass movement of blacks to launch an assault on the American conscience, this call has the correct blend of elements that allow all Americans to join with and salute one of its oldest populations. An absolute must-read!