Alan Keyes has an idea for "slavery reparations" for modern descendents of slaves. (Eugene Volokh and Paul Caron comment.) Basically, Ambassador Keyes wants to exempt blacks from paying income tax for 50 to 60 years. I think this would be a bad idea for all sorts of reasons, but that's not what I'm writing about.
In a previous post on interracial marriages I noted that:
African-American men had white wives 2.65 times more often than black women had white husbands. In other words, in 73 percent of black-white couples, the husband was black. For every 1,000 black women who were married, there were 1,059 black married men.But consider that Keyes' plan would create a financial incentive for men of all non-black races to marry black women! Assets and income could be transferred to the wife's name, and the children would all be tax-exempt!