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A COVID-19 relief fund was only for Black residents. Then came the lawsuits.

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Black civic leaders in Oregon heard the alarm bells early in the pandemic.
Data and anecdotes around the country suggested that the coronavirus was disproportionately killing Black people. Locally, Black business owners had begun fretting about their livelihoods, as stay-at-home orders and various other measures were put into place. Many did not have valuable houses they could tap for capital, and...

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