Darren Douthit, principal of Anniston High School, said he doesn't support reparations of any kind, except to those who may have had property taken away by the state over time.
"I just think, truly, everyone on this Earth right now is not necessarily responsible for a couple of hundred years ago, that's my issue with it," Douthit
said."The only reparations that I would be for, is seeing the divide between blacks and whites becoming smaller; that'd be worth money, to see everyone come together to make the United States the best they can."
The Rev. Ben Little, who serves on the Anniston City Council
and also leads Gaines Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church
, said the black community should be focused on other issues right now.
"I would spend my time dealing with things important right now," Little said."(Reparations) is something that is highly unlikely.