What do you mean we can't correct old wrongs ?
You do understand the old wrongs caused damage and harm that still exists today.
Especially when that harm and damage was compounded by another century of oppression and disenfranchisement. All of it very purposely enshrined in the laws of this nation.
The last damage is a wrong that can be righted.
Some people just don't want to see that.
They feel that even admitting it exist is a bridge too far for their pettiness.
So they do what you just did.
Lasting damage ?
Brush it off.
I would say the people who were most grievously wronged are now deceased, as well as the people who wronged them.
Methinks modern reparations are more about moving large quantities of money around so that the government can skin some of it off the top.