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A One-Two Punch Puts Inequality on Display

Jun 01, 2020 - The New York Times

They are parallel plagues ravaging America: The coronavirus. And police killings of black men and women.

Jimmy Mills's life has been upended by both. His barbershop in Midtown Minneapolis was one of many small, black-owned businesses that have struggled to survive the pandemic. But Mr. Mills was hopeful because, after two months shut down, he was due to reopen next week.

Then early on Friday, the working-class neighborhood where Mr. Mills has cut hair for 12 years went up in flame...