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1 Jun 2020

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Dominic-Madori Davis, Business Insider

George Floyd 'could be me,' says one of America's 4 black Fortune 500 CEOs

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Kenneth Frazier, CEO of the pharmaceutical company Merck & Co., spoke to CNBC Monday morning about the death of George Floyd. "What the African American community sees in that videotape is that this African American man, who could be me or any other African American man, is being treated as less than human," he told the outlet. "Even though we don't have laws that separate people on the basis of race anymore, we still have customs, we still have beliefs, we still have policies and practices that lead to inequities."... "Joblessness leads to hopelessness," Frazier said, referring the 40 million Americans who have filed for unemployment these past three months. "Hopelessness leads to what we see in the streets." 

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