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From Santa Monica to the Bronx: How communities rebound from violence in protests

Jun 3, 2020
The property damage in recent protests is on a much lower scale than in past protests.
A volunteer cleans up following protests in Santa Monica on June 1. Activists and academics say a broken window is easy to fix; the hard work is fixing why it was broken in the first place.
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Bookstores see surge in sales of works about race

Jun 3, 2020
Merchants are reporting a spike in sales of titles like "How To Be an Antiracist."
One black bookstore owner said most of her new clients are white, and a lot of them are buying books for their kids.
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4 charts that help explain the Minnesota paradox

Jun 3, 2020
There's a stark gap between Black and white communities in the state, despite its high scores in quality of life ranking.
Terrence Floyd, the brother of George Floyd, gathers with supporters at the Minneapolis site where George died on June 1.
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Inequities in venture capital hinder founders of color well beyond seed funding

Jun 3, 2020
They don’t just have a harder time getting initial funding. They also get less of it.
Backstage Capital founder Arlan Hamilton (right) speaks on a panel. Backstage invests in founders of color, women and LGBTQ entrepreneurs.
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"We stand with the cause," but store owners fear for their livelihood

Jun 3, 2020
After some protests became destructive in several cities across the U.S., small business owners are cleaning and and trying to protect their stores.
Jaqueline Reyes with son and daughter after cleaning up after their shop from damage in Minneapolis.
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For essential workers, curfews add new stress

Jun 3, 2020
Workers already worried about staying safe are now trying to figure out how to get to and from work without violating curfews.
Generally, people are allowed to break curfew to go to and from their jobs, but the disruptions of the last week have only added to stress.
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What the current protests have to do with economic inequality

Jun 2, 2020
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal spoke with Dorothy Brown, Emory University, about the racial economic divide.
Protesters in front of the White House on Tuesday.
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Marketers are embracing Black Lives Matter

Jun 2, 2020
Brands have long embraced the symbols of counterculture. Now, they're embracing an underlying cause.
The Nike campaign that embraced athlete-activist Colin Kaepernick in 2018. Many brands are now using Black Lives Matter content in their messaging.
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Facebook employees stage virtual protest over inaction on posts from Trump

Jun 2, 2020
CEO Mark Zuckerberg opted not to moderate a comment from Trump that Twitter flagged for glorifying violence.
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