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The fury over Michael Brown’s killing was fueled by more than a century of unique economic and political fragmentation and exclusion in Ferguson, Mo., which has exacerbated its racial stress. Bloomberg Businessweek’s Peter Coy examines the history of St. Louis County, where towns and races have been pitted against one another in a now fatal pattern of inequitable development and opportunity. He asks: How can change come to Ferguson?  Take a look for yourself.

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