A City’s Step Toward Reparations
For decades, the granting of racial reparations in the United States appeared to be a political nonstarter. But Evanston, Ill., recently became the first city to approve a program of reparations for its Black residents.
How did this happen, and can it be replicated in other parts of the country?
Guest: Megan Twohey, an investigative reporter for The New York Times.
- The proposal in Evanston in March was pioneering: a blueprint to begin distributing $10 million in reparations to Black residents of the city in the form of housing grants.
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