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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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Implicit bias training for police officers is big business

Jun 2, 2020
But does the training change behaviors? Some researchers say it's hard to measure effectiveness.
While research has shown improvements with some techniques, there aren’t really any standards for bias training.
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Economically, riots endure

Jun 1, 2020
While every moment of social upheaval is unique, history suggests long recovery periods for economies wracked by violent uprisings.
A worker cleans up a damaged bank Monday in Washington, D.C.
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What can the government do to revitalize distressed neighborhoods?

Jun 1, 2020
Politicians like to use tax incentives, but are they effective?
A boarded storefront with a graffiti plea to end shootings in west Baltimore in 2017.  Baltimore benefited from funding through the Clinton administration's Empowerment Zones, but much of the city remains plagued with poverty.
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Activists propose reforming policing by cutting budgets

Jun 1, 2020
In a lot of cities, policing eats up a big chunk of the general fund.
Police block a road in Minneapolis as protests against police brutality continue.
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Businesses speak out on injustice, close stores amid protests over George Floyd killing

Jun 1, 2020
Target, Amazon and Apple are among the larger companies who have acknowledged the injustice driving protests.
Small businesses owners, some of whom were looking forward to reopening today in Minnesota, were instead left pleading with protesters to spare their businesses.
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Private insurance companies can play a powerful role in reforming police practices

Police insurers wants to make sure that the departments they cover minimize risk for liability.
Insurance companies actually work with police departments to manage risk. There's a chance that makes things worse, too.
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