Systemic Racism

A Chicago suburb's plan to pay Black residents reparations could be a national model

A mural is displayed on Litehouse Whole Food Grill on Dodge Avenue in the Fifth Ward, known as the historic Black community, in Evanston, Illinois, U.S., March 18, 2021.

The program could become a model for other cities and states. Image: REUTERS/Eileen T. Meslar

Brendan O'Brien
Journalist, Reuters
Joseph Ax
Reporter, Reuters
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Delois Robinson washes dishes at her home in Evanston, Illinois, U.S., March 18, 2021. Robinson’s great-grandmother ran a restaurant and cab company out of her home in the Fifth Ward because she was not able to get a separate business building due to the colour of her skin.
The first phase will provide $25,000 to a small number of eligible Black residents. Image: REUTERS/Eileen T. Meslar

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Guests pose a father-son dinner at the Emerson Branch of the YMCA in Evanston, Illinois.
The impact of historic and systemic discrimination on Evanston’s Black community persists. Image: Shorefront Photographic Collection
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