- Jul 29, 2017
In growing his patio-installation company, Duane Draughon erased all clues to the public that he, a black man, owned the business.
"I never said I wasn't the owner. If asked, I would admit it. But I always said I was either the project manager or a designer," he said.
Draughon is among entrepreneurs who feel compelled to conceal the fact that their businesses are black-owned for fear they will lose patronage — either to misconceptions that the products or services are only for blacks, or to racial biases on the part of potential users.
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