Wanted: Black Entrepreneurs

Poor access to credit is a big hurdle

Why have so many blacks been left far behind in the struggle to achieve the American Dream of economic success? One possible answer is the low rate of self-employment among African Americans. Experts note that going into business for one's self has long been a major route of economic advancement for disadvantaged groups in the U.S.--from Jewish, Chinese, and Japanese immigrants earlier in the century to many Asian immigrants today.

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