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  •  You actually are too young (3+ / 0-)
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    Larsstephens, lorla, rmabelis

    You seem to be dismissing historical fact.  There were unions that simply said no blacks allowed.  Period.  When that became illegal, they implemented all sorts of rules that would make Alabama blush -- like you can't join the union unless your rather was a union member.  That is historical fact.  It wasn't about steady employment, or whatever you are arguing.  It was about blatant union racism.

    When Democratic controlled state and local governments, and the federal government under Democrats began forcing employers to hire blacks and Latinos, white male union members took this, as the diarist did, as an attack on unions.

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