Speaking of Starbucks… <br><br>”When Starbucks opened here in 2016, politicians celebrated, predicting that the coffee chain would revitalize a city marred by violent protests over Michael Brown’s killing two years earlier.<br><br>Other corporations jumped in with multimillion-dollar commitments to help rebuild the majority-black town that became a global symbol of racial and economic inequality.<br><br>But four years after the unrest, nearly all of the new development is concentrated in the more prosperous — and whiter — parts of town, bypassing the predominantly black southeast neighborhood where Brown was fatally shot by a police officer while walking to his grandmother’s home.<br><br>The investments, rather than easing the economic gap, have deepened that divide.”

Speaking of Starbucks...

"When Starbucks opened here in 2016, politicians celebrated, predicting that the coffee chain would revitalize a city marred by violent protests over Michael Brown’s killing two years earlier.

Other corporations jumped in with multimillion-dollar commitments to help rebuild the majority-black town that became a global symbol of racial and economic inequality.

But four years after the unrest, nearly all of the new development is concentrated in the more prosperous — and whiter — parts of town, bypassing the predominantly black southeast neighborhood where Brown was fatally shot by a police officer while walking to his grandmother’s home.

The investments, rather than easing the economic gap, have deepened that divide."

Four years after Michael Brown was shot, the neighborhood where he was killed still feels left behind

Only a fraction of the pledges for Ferguson reached the neediest parts of town. All the corporate goodwill - and millions in investments -- were not enough to overcome a long legacy of racial discrimination and economic exclusion. Residents of Canfield Green, where Brown was shot and killed, say the...
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