U.S. Business: The Boycott Road to Rights

The U.S.'s 20 million Negroes have more income ($27 billion annually) than ever—and some pragmatic beliefs about spending it. "The quickest way to a white man's conscience," goes a favorite Negro saying, "is through his pocketbook." This may hit the mark, because the most successful Negro civil rights stratagem so far has been neither sit-in nor lawsuit. Negro leaders, skirting restraint-of-trade laws, call the device "selective buying." It is really a consumer boycott, and it can be devastatingly effective.

"Name the Traitor." Northern and Southern techniques vary. Southern Negroes with broader goals boycott...

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