Whenever Democrats push race to the forefront of the news, reparations pop up. The theory is that, because their forebears were kidnapped from Africa and enslaved in America, blacks will never catch up economically to whites. It doesn't matter that there are no slaves or slave-owners today; that most whites are not descended from slave-owners; or that racism impoverished, rather than enriched the South.
Scott Adams's brilliant insight cuts through all this: the comparison isn't between black wealth and white wealth in America. Instead, the comparison must be the difference between blacks' average net worth in America and blacks' average net worth in Africa. After all, the act of stealing blacks from Africa is the "but for cause" of all wrongs done to blacks.