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Illinois city becomes 1st in US to pay reparations to Black Americans

Just came across this today in “From Here to Equality, Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century,” by William A. Darity Jr & A. Kirsten Mullen

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Opinion | @trymainelee : Is Evanston's reparations plan a good start? Or just too little to make a dent in the backpay owed to Black Americans? - @msnbc_breaking 

Opinion | @trymainelee : Is Evanston's reparations plan a good start? Or just too little to make a dent in the backpay owed to Black Americans? - @msnbc_breaking 

Opinion | @trymainelee : Is Evanston's reparations plan a good start? Or just too little to make a dent in the backpay owed to Black Americans? - @msnbc_breaking 

Opinion | @trymainelee : Is Evanston's reparations plan a good start? Or just too little to make a dent in the backpay owed to Black Americans? - @msnbc_breaking 

Congrats to Evanston, Illinois on the passage of their reparations program! Now Black Americans can finally fulfill their dream of gentrifying a white neighborhood.

Illinois city becomes 1st in US to pay reparations to Black Americans

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Lindsey Graham criticized a provision in the bill that provides aid to black farmers as “reparations,” and Marco Rubio dismissed as “a joke” polling that suggested that three quarters of Americans, and some 60 percent of Republicans, supported the bill.

Obama: Reparations for Black Americans are "justified"

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H.R. 40 could help make reparations for Black Americans a reality on a national scale — here’s what you need to know about the landmark bill and where it stands

The median wealth of Black Americans is $800,000 lower than the wealth of white Americans. Here's how reparations could close that gap:

President Joe Biden’s White House is giving its support to studying reparations for Black Americans for slavery and discrimination. A congressional panel heard testimony Wednesday for and against a reparations commission.

California is now the 1st state to pass a law to study reparations for slavery. It creates a task force to discuss the effects of slavery on Black Americans and possible compensation, though it does not guarantee cash payments.

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California to craft plan for reparations to Black Americans under bill signed today by Gov. Gavin Newsom

After 400 years, isn't it time to tell the truth about America's history? It's time to seriously take on the matter of reparations for Black Americans. We're calling on Congress to do so now.

“It is time for this country to pay its debt. It is time for reparations.” If true justice and equality are ever to be achieved in the United States, the country must finally take seriously what it owes black Americans, writes @nhannahjones  for @NYTmag .

Tulsa's legacy is one of Black prosperity, that was then destroyed by a terror attack from white Americans. Trump can still take his event to Tulsa on Juneteenth, but he can’t stop our movement for reparations.

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