In my opinion, no. This is about the 'reparations' movement in the United States over the slavery issue. Now, this is not to justify the slavery we used to practice, no it is to show the hypocrisy.
I just have to ask, why us? Why not Fance for what it did in their colonies in Africa during the twentith century? You know, near fifty years after we aboloshed it? Take a look at the story of the railroad France built in the Congo in the early twentieth century: