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January 1, Black Residents to Receive $10M in Reparations in Illinois



In an unprecedented move, Evanston, Illinois has taken action to compensate for its past discriminatory housing policies.

This city is the first in the United States to begin delivering reparations to black residents, honoring a commitment it made in 2019.

Over the next ten years, Evanston has pledged to spend $10 million on local reparations.

Already, a program has been approved which provides eligible black residents with $25,000 housing grants.

These grants can be utilized for down payments, home repairs, or for paying off existing mortgages.

The funds for this groundbreaking reparations program are being generated via a 3 percent tax on the sale of recreational marijuana and a real estate transfer tax applied to properties valued over $1 million.

According to reports from the Evanston RoundTable, $1.18 million in revenue has been raised to date.

Already, 48 recipients have been confirmed as eligible to receive these reparations, 16 of whom have already received their grants, as reported by local media.

By the end of this year, Evanston plans to have distributed $25,000 each to approximately 140 residents, primarily the elderly, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The qualifications for receiving the reparations are clear: residents must have lived in Evanston between 1919 and 1969 and suffered discrimination in housing, or they must be a direct descendant of a black person who did.

Former Alderman Robin Rue Simmons spearheaded Evanston’s reparations program.

In a 2021 Newsweek interview, she explained her vision to “empower the black community and help rebuild wealth that had been stripped away due to predatory practices and other anti-black practices.”

However, whether this model can be successfully replicated nationwide is uncertain.

In California, for example, a black reparations task force has submitted more than 100 recommendations to state lawmakers.

Still, there’s skepticism over a potential price tag of more than $800 billion, a daunting proposition when the state is facing a projected $31.5 billion deficit.

As the first U.S. city to initiate the disbursement of reparations to black residents, Evanston has established itself as a pioneer.

But whether other cities will follow suit remains to be seen, especially given the potential economic implications.

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  1. 1PatriotForever

    July 15, 2023 at 7:22 pm

    What about the whites who were slaves, the Chinese, the Japanese, the children, the women and men and the INDIANS but Illinois picks VOTES, Pfft and I hope they find CHRIST as Saviour before passing because they are in for a lot of SLAVERY. Imagine the whites who died for the Democrats to release the slaves and now they act like they are their saviors, Pfft

  2. LMS

    July 15, 2023 at 7:37 pm

    You Fers! You are so quick to give money to these people and yet we Native Americans lost a helluva lot more and we fon’t even play the victim! Many of us made something of ourselves, educated ourselves, have businesses without constantly having our hands out! We can’t move out of this Fing state fast enough! We are done with this “N” BS! Poor babies! You have every opportunity in this country to maje something of yourselves yet you still sit on your lazy a—s and cry victim! Native Americans like myself, the Asians, the Latinos have moved on. Time to quit playing the race card and victim and start being accountable for your actions and contribute to society instead of being a constant problem!


      July 15, 2023 at 8:53 pm

      AMEN to that!! Every nationality has been a slave at one time or another in history. But the blacks keep playing the race card (oh poor me). They should be grateful that at one time their ancestor was captured by black tribes and sold to slave traders. If it weren’t for that they would spearing their breakfast today. They are never going to be happy. They think everyone owes them. If there are so unhappy here in America, I would be more than happy to help pay their passage back to Africa.

  3. Somebody

    July 15, 2023 at 7:45 pm

    Black people just may owe back that money or even double. Not all of the blacks were from countries where slaves were taken from. It was also a black man that started the slave industry, not the white people. Do a little research. I said the truth, here for those who do not believe me.

  4. Judy Slack

    July 15, 2023 at 9:09 pm

    Repay the American Indians. Why pay decendents of slaves. As horrible as slavery was; where would these people be today if their anchesters hadn’t gone through what they did. They are dead and gone. You can’t “fix it” by giving money to decendants. Crazy thinking.Is it bribe money?

  5. Lyudmila

    July 15, 2023 at 9:59 pm

    Will Evanston’s criminal authorities be named who stole wealth from the black community and what punishment they will face for the discriminatory housing policy of the black community in Illinois?

  6. The Rebel

    July 15, 2023 at 10:27 pm

    Still pissed off Abe Lincoln’s plan was not carried out—————————-

  7. Robert Buck

    July 15, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    I had not slaves. Why should my tax money be used to pay for people that Weren’t slaves them selves. It all comes down to buying votes for the democrats

    • DeploraBill

      July 16, 2023 at 9:51 am

      You ain’t black if you don’t vote Democrat.

      • Political prisoner

        July 16, 2023 at 11:36 am

        Well, that proves I’m not Black. Although, for millions I might claim I identify as such so I can get a cut of the pie.

  8. Mike

    July 16, 2023 at 7:34 am

    Living next to Illinois is kind of like living next to Ca.,same onerous ridiculous laws & greedy grasping politicians, minus the ocean, mountains, & great weather. FJB ULTRA-MAGA MIKE

  9. Gerald Scott Ladd

    July 16, 2023 at 9:51 am

    This site only posts comments it agrees with.

  10. Spike

    July 17, 2023 at 10:42 pm

    This makes as much sense and is as impossible as “Defund the Police”! It’s simply unbelievable that supposedly sane, normal thinking people treat this sort of thing as if it is a serious idea that can or should be implemented!!! Injustice is systemic in the human existence. If reparations becomes a popular past time – nothing else will be accomplished. Injustices have been perpetrated against humans since the beginning of written history, oral history and I’m sure long before that!! There is actual slavery going on in the world, if folks actually wanted to do something positive they would spend their money and their time helping free those people and stopping such horrific practices that are done at their own time in history!!

  11. mike

    July 22, 2023 at 6:56 am

    Abraham Lincoln paid REPARATION thru the freedman’s bureau in 1865. It gave all free Black men 40 acres and mule, plus food, clothing and farm tools over a seven year period until 1872 and was then ended by Democrats. Look it up. Congressional Democrats are ignorant of this piece of history. today we will give 10m this will never be enough. it will never end. but why today why at this time in history. Votes. just like student loans. What about my loan that I paid off. when will people be held accountable. One side destroyed the prosperity of a people and those every same people keep voting there jailers into office since 1964. They keep promise of a future only to lead down the path of failures. Please tell me I’m wrong. I’ve seen it over and over again

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