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Racial Profiling Causes Poor Resource Distribution

In the United States, businesses with five or fewer employees make up 92 percent of all businesses. Yet, these small businesses often do not have access to resources and finances needed to sustain themselves, much less expand. African American communities specifically are more vulnerable to income insecurity, racial profiling from banks, and infrastructure disinvestment.
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The average income for African American households in 2008 was 57 percent that of non-Hispanic whites, and median wealth is only 1/10 that of non-Hispanic whites. Further, “racist stereotypes have been shown to reduce aid donations and impede service delivery to African Americans in the wake of hurricanes, floods, fires and other climate-related disasters as compared to non-Hispanic whites in similar circumstances.

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