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W. M. CunninghamThriving As a Minority-Owned Business in Corporate Americahttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-7240-4_9

9. Corporate Pledges to Black Lives Matter

A Source of Capital?
William Michael Cunningham1  
WASHINGTON, DC, United States

The murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, sparked an immense global outcry for racial equity. Protests erupted across the world pleading for justice and the legitimization of the rights of Black people. Popularly referred to as the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, this outpouring of support dominated the American national conversation as millions of Americans demanded accountability and an end to racial injustice. ...

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