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The Commonwealth must help businesses of color

Updated: May 4, 2021

PEOPLE OF COLOR are under siege in Massachusetts. The COVID-19 pandemic not only threatens their lives at disproportionate rates, but the economic standstill threatens their livelihood as well. We cannot wait for Congress to act.

If we don’t act quickly as a state to address the current longstanding systemic disparities, we could see the deepest expansion of the racial wealth gap since the Great Recession, one that will affect not only the health of these communities, but also that of our statewide economy long after the virus has passed.

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