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The Evanston, Illinois City Council on Monday approved funding for reparations to be given to the city’s black residents over discrimination against their ancestors.

The plan was approved 8 to 1 and will distribute $400,000 to eligible black residents. In order to qualify, residents must provide proof that they have an ancestor who lived in Evanston between the years 1919 and 1969 who was discriminated against because of city ordinances, policies, or practices. Qualifying households will receive up to $25,000 to be put toward home repairs or property down payments.

The Evanston program was first proposed by Alderman Rue Simmons, the architect of the Evanston Local Reparations Restorative Housing Program and Program Budget. Simmons noted that the city is prepared for any legal challenges that might transpire. . . .

Mayor Steve Hagerty says families will receive the reparations this summer, with potentially more funding as the years continue. . . .

After the death of George Floyd last summer and the Black Lives Matter rioting and looting that followed, reparations became a policy that picked up steam on the left. According to a Biden senior adviser in March, the White House is “going to start acting now” to strategize on giving checks to people who have not been directly discriminated against today, but have relatives from hundreds of years ago who were.

“We have to start breaking down systemic racism and barriers that have held people of color back and especially African Americans,” Cedric Richmond, the adviser, told Axios. “[W]e have to do stuff now.”

In February, press secretary Jen Psaki said Biden “would certainly support a study of reparations” after a House panel heard testimony on legislation to craft a strategic commission on slavery and suggest compensation for the descendants of slaves. The legislation, H.R. 40, first sponsored by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, has 173 Democratic co-sponsors. . . .

Biden said in the 2020 presidential debate in September 2019 that “there’s institutional segregation in this country. And from the time I got involved, I started dealing with that.” The comment from Biden came only a year after he questioned what “responsibility” Americans had to “take to repair the legacy of slavery.”

Evanston is the first city to implement radical reparations policies, but it might not be the last. Amherst, Massachusetts has been weighing reparations as of March, in addition to Providence, Rhode Island; Asheville, North Carolina; and Iowa City, Iowa. . . .

What do you think about Illinois being the first city to pay black residents reparations? Discuss in the comments. . .

(Excerpt from The Federalist. Article by . Photo Credit: Unsplash.)

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Marlene Bickel
March 26, 2021

We all must read and learn:
The Constitution
The Bill of Rights
The Declaration of Independence
The Federalist Papers
So we can stand up and resist all those who are trying to steal and or destroy our country, The United States of America.
For everyone running for a political office; reading, learning and studying the above listed documents must be mandatory with proof they understand what they mean and how it relates to the position they will occupy, in order to do their job effectively, for WE THE PEOPLE.
Unfortunately and sad to say but many citizens of the great USA have little or no understanding of what she is truly all about, especially since the educational system has deliberately dumbed down everything…..the government agenda, not what’s right and best for each child, no matter the age.
It has been said that after the Constitutional Convention, that a lady asked Dr. Benjamin Franklin, what do we have, a republic or a monarchy? He replied, a republic if you can keep it.
It’s our responsibility to take care of this republic. We haven’t done a good job but God is giving us another chance, let’s all get prepared. What is the United States of America all about?? Let’s do all we can to regain this republic and keep it, fulfilling God’s ordained plan and purpose for her (the reason He established her in the 1st place). My understanding is to show and tell the world about His Son, Jesus the Christ; that they might know Him also.
To God be the glory.

Lisa m
March 26, 2021

According to the radical left and lbqt( whatever they call themselves) anything goes.So I am black today and lived in this town and I want my money.Neither is true but according to their rules whatever I want to be truth is the truth.How pathetic!! How have we the American people allowed this to happen to the Greatest Nation on earth?? Why?? Folks it’s going to get worse when Harris takes over and that is happening sooner that you think.Pray for God’s mercy on us.I believe those in this fraudulent Administration have hearts so hardened to God that it’s too late for them.


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