Japan: Enough Smarts to Go Around

Enough Smarts to Go Around

As a civil rights leader, the Rev. Jesse Jackson achieved his greatest gains -- and publicity -- through boycotts of consumer products whose makers discriminate against minorities. Now Jackson has taken his campaign to Japan, whose auto and electronics corporations not only export to the U.S. but are a growing presence in American manufacturing. At rallies and press conferences during his five-day visit, Jackson attacked Japanese firms for ignoring minorities. He asserted that blacks in the U.S. own some 2 million Japanese cars but have fewer than five dealerships nationwide. If Japan's businesses do not enter into a "mutually respectful and...

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