Minority businesses struggle getting COVID relief

Minority-owned small businesses are getting the short end of the stick when it comes to COVID relief. From the video: “So you have multiple barriers that puts them in the back of the line, if they manage to get into the line at all,” Xiong said. “You continue to put these small businesses who are the least apt to handle this pandemic in an even worse situation.”

Here’s a link to the story: https://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article242203451.html

Hmong Farmer Zia Thea Xiong looks over the crops on his farm in southeast Fresno during the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Xiong has had to fallow land because he lost his the wholesale buyers for his crops. He’s unsure whether he will have buyers for the upcoming season and is contemplating whether he should plant or fallow more land.

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