I have just read "The Reluctant Entrepreneurs" and am very impressed. I thought it was very informative and realistic, with not a hint of biased viewpoints. I hope you continue covering such stories relative to black entrepreneurship.

EDITOR-NOTE:

Did INC. "blame the victim" in its story about blacks and black businessmen in the September issue ("The Reluctant Entrepreneurs")? That was the charge from several readers, including the head of the NAACP and the publisher of the nation's largest black business magazine. Their letters are among those printed below, along with a brief reply from writer Joel Kotkin, who looks to the Asian and Cuban communities as models for other minority groups that have overcome poverty and prejudice.

The Editors