2. The inequality of business equity

Number of U.S. businesses owned by selected racial/ethnic groups, 2018
Data: U.S. Census Bureau, Annual Business Survey. (Hispanic respondents also identify with a racial group, so they are double counted.) Chart: Connor Rothschild/Axios

Only 18.3% of American businesses are minority-owned, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, despite minorities comprising 40.3% of the population.

Why it matters: Business ownership can create wealth, and wealth begets wealth in America.

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