Mayor Daniel Biss was elected mayor of Evanston, Illinois in February 2021 and was sworn into office on...
Maggie Mendenhall Casey is a trial attorney at the City of Chicago Department of Law. She represents the...
Jennifer Byrne is the Director of Continuing Legal Education for The Chicago Bar Association, for which she implements...
Should reparations be given, and if so, who should get reparations and what form should they take? These are questions the U.S. has been pondering since General Sherman made the largely unanswered call for 40 acres and mule to be allotted to emancipated slaves during the Civil War. In this episode, hosts Maggie Mendenhall Casey and Jennifer Byrne are joined by the Mayor of the City of Evanston, Illinois, Daniel Biss, to discuss how Evanston has sought to implement the country’s first-of-its-kind reparations program, which seeks to distribute reparations to Black residents who were impacted by the city’s historical housing discrimination using revenue from cannabis taxation. Mayor Biss discusses the challenges the program has raised and how it may serve as a model for other U.S. cities looking to implement similar programs.
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|Published:||February 28, 2023|
|Category:||Diversity , News & Current Events|
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