• The Spirits Business Is Stacked Against Black Owners - But That Can Change

    4 monthes ago - By Vine Pair

    In the spring of 2017, the owner of a prominent liquor festival thought it would be cute to appear on Facebook Live in blackface. Black people were appalled at this casual reminder of a time in American history when lynching Black people was commonplace. A “diversity council” was hastily formed - a performative, superficial move with the laudable ambition of addressing long-overdue issues regarding racism in the hospitality industry. In truth, the group was only ever meant to act in an advisory capacity, and was given no power to institute any manner of policy change.
    In the summer of...
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