Reparations Archives

Evanston adds to a string of wins for reparations

April 15, 2021

The movement toward reparations for slavery received a significant boost on March 22, 2021 when an 8-1 majority of alderman in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Illinois approved the first expenditures in a municipal reparations program designed to compensate Black residents for discriminatory housing practices. The reparations program in Evanston has been in the planning… [Read More]

The “R-word”—Reparations

June 25, 2020

I think I heard the word “reparations” for the first time while I was a college student at Northwestern University (NU) in Evanston, Illinois. However, it was not in the classrooms of that admittedly proud, prestigious (and pricey) institution. It was through the Black Student Union on campus, officially known as “For Members Only” (FMO),… [Read More]