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Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson signs executive order for reparations task force

Posted on AllSides June 18th, 2024
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Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson signed an executive order Monday to establish a Reparations Task Force to develop a reparations plan for the city.

According to the mayor’s office, the task force will conduct a study and analysis of policies that have affected Black Chicagoans from slavery to the present day. Based on this analysis, the task force will recommend remedies to racial inequities caused by such policies.

Chicago has a large Black population, making up almost 30% of the city's residents.

“Today's Executive Order is not just a public declaration;...

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