Sep 11, 2020
After days of looting and rioting in Kenosha, Wis. last week, small business owners are starting to pick up the pieces of their looted and burned businesses. As the destruction is surveyed, it is starting to become clear that minority communities were hit the hardest by the violence.
Articles by the Foundation for Economic Education and the Wall Street Journal show how these communities are hit hardest in the wake of the rioting in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake on Aug. 23.
At a minimum, 56 businesses were damaged or destroyed by the looting or arson, according to the Wall Street Journal—the damage estimates are around $50 million.
“The destruction has left shop owners in one of Kenosha’s oldest business districts grappling with why their businesses became casualties of the destruction that has followed protests against racism and police brutality, and whether they will have the money to rebuild and stay