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‘Banking While Black’ Is the Next Target for Civil Rights Lawyer (Correct)

June 21, 2022, 1:04 PM

After chalking up major financial victories for the families of George Floyd and other victims of police brutality, civil rights lawyer Ben Crump said he’s eyeing the US banking system as his next target.

In an interview ahead of the June 19 release of Civil, a Netflix documentary about him, Crump said he also plans to continue his efforts to use the civil courts to achieve racial justice. Money talks, as he put it: Big payouts from local governments and corporations can make a difference in how Black people are treated.

In April, Crump, a personal-injury lawyer, joined a lawsuit against Wells Fargo & Co. over racial disparities ...