在此期间，关于赔款有不同的争论。有些是要求金钱形式的赔偿。例如，1969年，这位经验丰富的民权运动组织者要求获得5亿美元，用于资助各种反贫困项目，比如成立一个名为南方土地银行(southern land bank)的国际黑人呼吁组织，监督美国和非洲的合作社发展。另一方面，其他组织认为，以个人甚至集体货币支付形式的赔款支持领土主权是不好的(Martin和Yaquinto 2007)。然而，现代赔款要求与以往有所不同;这是一种道德主张，主要由全国黑人政治精英和反种族主义自由派人士提出。因此，这些赔偿要求并没有受到对土地和领土的实际政治需求的干扰，但它们的利益在于对权力的领土认同和对多元文化资本主义的承认。相反的，科茨不同意这样一种观点，即严重的不平等是由于文化病态造成的，是黑人贫穷的原因。
During this period, there were different arguments about reparations. Some were for compensation in form of money. For example, in 1969 the veteran civil rights organizer demanded for $500 million for funding various anti-poverty programs like the establishment of an International Black Appeal to oversee cooperatives development in the United States and Africa, southern land bank. On the other hand, other organizations argue that reparations in the form of individual or even collective monetary payment were not good by supporting territorial sovereignty (Martin and Yaquinto 2007).However, modern reparations demands are different from the earlier; it is a moral claim that is mainly advanced by national black political elites and antiracists liberals. Consequently, these reparations claims are not troubled by the actual political demand for land and territory, but their interest is in the territorial identity for power and recognition in the multicultural capitalism. Contrary Coates does not agree with the argument that the deep inequality is because of cultural pathology as the reason why the blacks are poor.
Moreover, Satter says that the inequality, racism and intergenerational wealth have come about due to the highly personal times of the empirically rich who supported discriminations activities like “buying on contract” restricting agreements, and redlining. These activities gave a lot of harm to black people by frustrating their efforts to buy homes because of many restrictions. These are some of the factors that form the legal actions and political organization undertakings such as civil rights activists that play a significant role in fighting racism practices. It is important to note that civil right activists are there to shape individuals, families and communities. Coates concur with Satter’s account of discrimination in Lawndale together with its past consequences and also basing in his own report with long time interviews with black residents from this place. According to Coates’s look of things, it clearly depicts that the discrete legacies about discrimination are as a result of persistent black inequality.