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Chicago mayor establishes ‘Reparations Task Force’

Posted on AllSides June 18th, 2024
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Civil Rights, Reparations, Chicago, Illinois, Brandon Johnson
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Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson signed an executive order Monday to create a task force focused on reparations for the city’s Black residents.

As part of the executive order, the task force will conduct a study and examination of policies that impacted Black Chicago residents from the slavery era to present day, the mayor’s office said in a statement shared with The Hill. The task force will then issue a series of recommendations and remedies, the office added.

“Today’s Executive Order is not just a public declaration; it is a pledge to...

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