If Democrats are really wanting to improve Race Relations then the one thing they surely shouldn't do is reparations. I won't deny that there remains a racism problem in America but part of that is that people are denying 1/2 of the problem. Racial problems don't reside only on one race and until that is realized progress may be slow if any. What will totally exaserbate racial hatred and racism is for Congress to approve some form of reparations paid to people who never suffered from slavery.
For one there is no former slaves alive today and they are the rightful ones that should receive reparations if reparations are paid. Second to pay reparations is a total insult to the thousands of white Americans whose families fought and died securing freedom for slaves in the unCivil War. I may be totally off base here and totally wrong but I believe the people crying the most for reparations are those who are simply wanting a government handout or more of a handout than they are getting now. I believe far more than reparations Black Americans are wanting fare competition in the workplace and to be given equal chances in America to anyone of any other race. As seen in the article though there is a strong hatful reaction toward anyone of any color who opposes reparations.
In my opinion, if reparations are given to anyone, they should be given to American Indians who had most of their lands taken from them without any compensation. Still reparations is a dog whistle to people who want more of something for nothing and a free ride. All Reparations (in my opinion) will do is farther divide the races and cause/generate far more hatred on the part of people that otherwise would never have a racist bone in their body. For the most part, given the timing and everything, I believe the Democrats are playing the pandering game once again in trying to compete with Trump whose policies have been responsible for historic low numbers of Black American unemployment and historically low Hispanic unemployment. When you look at Democrat's actual performance record when it comes to what they have actually done for Black Americans it's abysmal, especially in most large Democratically run cities and urban areas. They have to come up with something outrageous in order to continue to secure their minority voting block so what better way to get people's attention than promise them the world then when things fall apart blame someone else as anarchy prevails around them from the people promised something they didn't actually get and were never were in the picture of getting.