Don’t Be McFooled – Atlanta Protest

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Don’t Be McFooled – Atlanta Protest (Atlanta, GA) – The “Don’t Be McFooled” Movement held a protest in Atlanta to speak on the systemic racism that McDonald’s has shown towards their black owner-operators. Through a McDonald’s corporate whistleblower, the black owners of McDonald’s found out that they have been mistreated through location setup, financial setbacks, and through force of selling their ownership to white owners.

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Don’t Be McFooled – Atlanta Protest 

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