I keep seeing BS in the news about reparations to blacks because "they suffered through hundreds of years of slavery" or "over 200 years of slavery"
This is total BS. The Emancipation Proclamation was 1863. 1776-1863=83 years. For much of that 83 years slavery was only legal in a few select states. Americans started the work of abolishing slavery just about as soon as we were able to make our own laws and were not subjects of the King of England.
Don't let the left blame the US for the laws of the British Empire.