McDonald’s in black America and cool beans

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A variety of beans and legumes. Photo credit: Jan Nijman/CC 2.0, via Pixabay

In the turbulent days after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., white McDonald’s franchisees fled their inner-city locations. How did the fast food company emerge as a community hero then and subsequently, following the 1992 L.A. Riots and Ferguson in 2014?  Plus: in the produce popularity contest, beans are winning.



Evan Kleiman