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Covid-19’s Fresh Injustice for Black-Owned American Businesses

During the pandemic, they are closing at more than twice the rate of those run by white entrepreneurs.

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As protests against racial discrimination and police killings continue across the U.S., another injustice is ripping through American cities: Black-owned businesses are shutting down at an alarming rate. Host Stephanie Flanders talks with Atlanta-based Bloomberg reporter Michael Sasso on why twice as many Black entrepreneurs are being forced to close their doors amid the pandemic as compared with white business owners.