Livin' On the Right Side of the River From Pags!
If an inheritance is owed it is from the empire that stripped them from their villages...today we call that Mali, Ghana, and Guinea. As for the rest, yes, yes, and yes. The toils, labor, an suffering of slaves was real and the economic impact was indeed generational. A check won’t fix that just like the official apology made no one happy. What will fix it it is a concerted effort to improve schools and education in blighted areas (not teachers unions and school boards...but actual schools and education), find ways to bring grocery stores and like businesses to black beighborhoods and see that they become black owned and operated. Support HBCUs or other programs that help poor students get into and through school. Push toward a future of actual inclusivity (e.g. skin tone is meaningless) that respects other cultures willing to mainstream with a broader American culture.Inheritance...
It's not going to happen, I know that. But dismissing it out of hand...those slaves had real value and they saw none of it.
If you need a grievance to make it through life that is a personal failing, not a race issue.