Naturally my thoughts have been about big questions such as how to repair race relations. And one thought in particular I came up with might be beneficial, in fact - it's abstract and not fully formed, but I think it's a good genesis for intelligent discussion.
This thought has to do with reparations for slavery in the USA. And it's this: if the US government paid out reparations for slavery, moral issues aside, it might actually be good for the US economy.
What's my basis for this? I'm thinking of it in terms of the New Deal that former President Franklin D. Roosevelt pushed through during his time - he included in the New Deal money as a gift for poor citizens, the idea being if these poor citizens spent the money to buy what they needed or wanted, it would create profits for businesses, which would in turn create jobs, hiring said poor people, thus ending the vicious cycle that created the Great Depression in the first place.
If poor black people got paid reparations for slavery, it could stimulate America's current economy in a similar way as they spend the money on what they need.
It's a concept similar to this comedy sketch Dave Chappelle did for Comedy Central back in 2003:
Of course, I may be wrong on this whole thing. There may be flaws in my argument that I haven't seen. If there are, please calmly point them out to me. The whole reason I am posting about this is as sort of a thought experiment, so please don't read any malice into it.