Civil Rights Industry on Transforming White People

Former welfare recipient John H. Johnson, president and founder of Johnson Publications (Ebony and Jet Magazine) wrote in the 1975 September issue of Ebony referring to Mr. S.B. Fuller. He declared, "We are here to say to a prophet in his own time and in his own community" and that we "have been touched and transformed by [his] life, and we are profoundly grateful." In the same Ebony issue, George Johnson, who dropped out of high school at age 16 and started Johnson Products Co. (the first black company ever to be listed on the American stock exchange) at age 26 said to Mr. Fuller, "If there had been no you, there would be no us."

The reason that Mr. Fuller was the most outstanding black leader in America from the last 100 years is because he put the emphasis where it belongs, in the changing or transforming of the self, not in spending all of his time and effort trying to change someone else or their treatment of him. The whole basis of the civil rights movement was to change the behavior of white people toward blacks, without the blacks themselves changing. The result is what we have today, more opportunities for blacks in every area and less blacks qualified to take advantage of the opportunities. Since no real progress is made in the black community, we have more charges of racism, and the call for whites to do more changing. Mr. Fuller was not trying to change white people, as the civil rights industry is doing. He was changing and transforming blacks.

The picture on the left is of me prior to meeting Mr. Fuller, the picture in the middle is Mr. Fuller the picture on the right is of me after I met Mr. Fuller. You can see the Change and Transformation.

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