Last year was not bad for Chatham Parkway Lexus. The year-old store near Savannah, GA, sold 479 units. Along with Chatham Parkway Toyota, which shares the 9-acre (3.6-ha) complex, the new enterprise earned almost $1 million. On the face of it, that’s no big deal. But Winston Pittman owns Chatham Parkway Lexus. He happens to be black. His store is one of six points that Lexus has awarded to African-Americans during the last three years. When asked how he was able to open a $7-million ...

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