SOURCE: Made By History at The Washington Post
by Chin Jou
The lawsuit against McDonald's by 52 African American franchisees is rooted in a complex history of urban disinvestment, Black capitalism, and corporate America.
Historian Marcia Chatelain's book "Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America" is key background to a discussion of a recent lawsuit filed against McDonalds by Black franchise owners, alleging the corporation discriminated against them in allocating franchise locations.
SOURCE: NY Times
The Surprising History of McDonald’s and the Civil Rights Movement: Marcia Chatelain's Latest Book Reviewed
In “Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America,” Marcia Chatelain has written a smart and capacious history suggesting that McDonald’s should summon all of those thoughts, and then some.
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