The Guardian covers Evanston's reparations initiative.

Updated: Jul 22

"Rue Simmons began spearheading efforts to establish a reparations program in February 2019, after growing frustrated that the large, diverse suburb bordering Chicago to the north had seen its inequality gaps increase, despite efforts by the liberal college town’s inclusion work.

“'I did not see much progress,' she said, citing growing disparities in wealth, life expectancy and education in the city, home to Northwestern University.'"

Read The Guardian article here.


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