Amazon Demands Massive Tax Breaks From Struggling Black And Brown Chicago Areas

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, file photo, protesters hold up anti-Amazon signs during a coalition rally and news conference of elected officials, community organizations and unions opposing the second Amazon headquarters getting subsidies to locate in Long Island City, in New York. Amid growing concern about the incentives that cities promised Amazon to land its new headquarters, Kentucky lawmakers considered a bill in 2019 to keep the details of Louisville’s failed pitch to the retailer forever secret. Bebeto Matthews, File / AP Photo
Sunshine Week-Legislative Transparency
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, file photo, protesters hold up anti-Amazon signs during a coalition rally and news conference of elected officials, community organizations and unions opposing the second Amazon headquarters getting subsidies to locate in Long Island City, in New York. Amid growing concern about the incentives that cities promised Amazon to land its new headquarters, Kentucky lawmakers considered a bill in 2019 to keep the details of Louisville’s failed pitch to the retailer forever secret. Bebeto Matthews, File / AP Photo

Amazon Demands Massive Tax Breaks From Struggling Black And Brown Chicago Areas

Retail behemoth Amazon demands hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks from Chicago area municipalities. Struggling Black and brown communities end up losing disproportionately more in tax revenues.

Reset hears more from reporters of a joint expose by WBEZ and the Better Government Association.

GUESTS: Natalie Moore, WBEZ race, class and communities reporter

John Lippert, freelance reporter for the Better Government Association and Forbes