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Afrocentrism. Then there is the personal tragedy of S.B. Fuller, founder of the Fuller Products Co. Until the company’s bankruptcy in 1968, Fuller had been one of the richest blacks in the United States. A nationwide black boycott of his products was mainly responsible for his bankruptcy. His crime was that he preached entrepreneurship as the only real way for blacks to deliver themselves from dire straits. His views expressed in a 1963 magazine interview doomed him: “Negroes are not discriminated against because of the color of their skin. They are discriminated against because they have not anything to offer that people want to buy. The minute that they can develop themselves themselves so they excel in whatever they do — then they are going to find that they don’t have any real problems.”

Clipped from The Gettysburg Times21 May 2008, WedPage 4

The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)21 May 2008, WedPage 4
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