Your article is amazing. It is good that we are discussing what restorative justice actually means. However, if you look at HR 40 (The Reparations Bill) that the Congressional Black Caucus is trying to pass, it does not just include monetary compensation. It authorizes a one-year long study that will look into the historical evidence for everything that was done to us. Then, they will make a decision about how much money and what other measures can rectify the problem. Too many people think it is just about a check. In reality, it is about closing the wealth gap and combatting systematic racism. Thanks for writing this.