The best way to think about tradition is to view it like capital accumulation. Knowledge is accumulated through countless centuries of trial and error. The state seeks to destroy historical consciousness and old ways of life to secure power.
Homeowners believe their property rights extend far beyond their property lines. They want to dictate who lives near them, how much money their neighbors make, and what the houses in their neighborhood look like.
Reparations advocates wish to tax countless millions of Americans descended from people who only arrived in the US after slavery was outlawed, and thus couldn't have possibly been responsible for slavery.