The new plantation: Black people in Asheville’s economy today – Citizen Times

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Out of $118 million in contracts in 2018, only 0.5% went to African Americans. But entrepreneurship is the fastest way for a marginalized person to establish financial independence, right?
We do not know exactly why this disparity so flagrantly exists, but I suppose there are some elements, or rules, from a former time …..

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