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'Franchise' Examines McDonald's Complicated History With Black America

McDonald’s has a long complicated history with black America. The golden arches have been criticized for rising rates in obesity and low-wage jobs. But Chicago-based McDonald's — and other fast food chains — have a history connected to civil rights and black capitalism. 

Chicago native and Georgetown University professor Marcia Chatelain uncovers this history in her new book, Franchise: The Golden Arches In Black America. 

WBEZ’s Natalie Moore recently sat down with Chatelain for Reset to talk about her book, and how fast food became a fixture in black communities.

GUEST: Marcia Chatelain, author and Georgetown University professor

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