Executive View: New Bridges Between Blacks and Business

America's business people have a unique opportunity to form new alliances with a large, yearning and vocal group of Americans who were long thought to be hostile, or at best neutral, to business: the nation's 26 million blacks.

They are not, of course, about to split on all issues from their traditional allies among liberals and labor. But Benjamin Hooks, chief of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, likes to quote the remark of Ossie Davis, actor and activist: "We have no permanent friends, we have no permanent enemies, we...

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