First-In-The-Nation Effort Advances Debate Over What Form Reparations Should Take

First-In-The-Nation Effort Advances Debate Over What Form Reparations Should Take
First-In-The-Nation Effort Advances Debate Over What Form Reparations Should Take

First-In-The-Nation Effort Advances Debate Over What Form Reparations Should Take

The city of Evanston, Ill., authorized spending on a reparation program this week — believed to be the first of its kind in the country. Here’s the report on Evanston’s racial history we mention in this episode.

Alderwoman Cecily Fleming — an African American resident of Evanston — tells NPR why she voted against the plan.

And Dreisen Heath, researcher at the Human Rights Watch, argues that reparations can take many forms.

In participating regions, you’ll also hear from local journalists about what’s happening in your community.

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