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Juneteenth gives corporations chance to act following George Floyd killing


For 25 days, Americans have been demanding from the country’s civic and corporate leaders their plans to tackle police brutality and systemic racism during protests that have gripped the nation following the killing of George Floyd. 

On Friday, Juneteenth, many of those leaders have a big first opportunity to put into action the rhetoric that has flowed since Memorial Day, when Floyd died in the custody of Minneapolis police officers. J.P Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon has said the bank is “committed to fighting against racism and discrimination.” BlackRock’s Larry Fink has said the firm will “not tolerate” shortcomings in racial equality within its walls. 

Activists hope that that opportunity,…


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