Before any meaningful justice or reparations can really start, the harm has to stop. This is obvious and logical. When you click “read more” you will see an article “Sociology’s Race Problem”. It is essential that people understand the concepts in this article before reparations can be made real. All too often white people, people with power, especially those with good intentions, negate the fully lived experience of individuals and communities. And it is far too easy for white intellectuals to pathologize Black (and other people of color) lives and also incorporate this into training or other educational programs. Another stumbling block is the ulterior motives, sometimes not know fully even by the person, the do-gooder themselves, whether it be for recognition, academic achievement or the ever present white savior persona.