Evanston Becomes First U.S. City To Give Reparations

Marijuana arrests have disproportionately hurt Black communities. Funds would come from a tax on newly legal recreational marijuana sales.

Robin Rue Simmons
Evanston City Council member Robin Rue Simmons has led an effort to create and fund a reparations program for African American residents in the north suburb. Photo courtesy of Robin Rue Simmons
Robin Rue Simmons
Evanston City Council member Robin Rue Simmons has led an effort to create and fund a reparations program for African American residents in the north suburb. Photo courtesy of Robin Rue Simmons

Evanston Becomes First U.S. City To Give Reparations

Marijuana arrests have disproportionately hurt Black communities. Funds would come from a tax on newly legal recreational marijuana sales.

Evanston, Ill. has become the first city in the U.S. to offer reparations to Black residents.

Reset explores how the reparations rollout will work.

GUESTS: Robin Rue Simmons, alderman for the 5th Ward in Evanston

Kamm Howard, a co-chair and midwest regional representative for pro-reparations group N’Cobra