Minneapolis’ Black-Owned Business Community On Systemic Inequality | Forbes

by adminpublished on June 6, 2021

On May 26th, protests broke out in the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota in response to the killing of George Floyd at the hands of police officers. The explosion of weeks-long protests pointed to deeper issues in Minneapolis that predated Floyd’s death, one of which was the unequal access Minneapolis’ Black business community faced to access and capital. Decades of redlining and racist housing covenants have deprived Black Minnesotans of the ability to start and sustain small businesses in a city that has seen yawning wealth and home ownership gaps.

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