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From Jobs To Homeownership, Protests Put Spotlight On Economic Divide

Police brutality has sparked days of civil unrest. But the sparks have landed in a tinderbox built over decades of economic inequality, now exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.

The death of a black man at the hands of white police officers has sparked days of civil unrest in the United States. Those sparks have landed in a tinderbox assembled over decades of economic inequality, now made worse by the coronavirus pandemic.

Minneapolis police officers initially confronted the man — George Floyd — on suspicion that he'd used

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