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Making History: Illinois City Becomes the First in America to Pay Reparations to Black Residents

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An Illinois city is making history.

As reported by ABC News, Evanston, Illinois has become the first city in the United States to pay reparations to black people in light of past discrimination and the long-term effects of slavery.

On Monday, the City Council voted 8-1 to do it to it.

Prediction: That “1” is gonna take some major heat.

So how’s the payout gonna work? For starters, the city will give 16 black families $25,000 each to be used for home repairs, property down payments, and late penalties or interest on property within city limits.

That’s a total expenditure

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