A History of Interracial Unionism in the United States

Socialism 2014

June 26, 2014

The history of unions and race is at the same time one of the most inspiring and the most depressing chapters in American radicalism. At times, black and white workers have shown incredible solidarity in spite of employers’ efforts to divide them; at others, racism has prevailed and white workers have engaged in the most vicious sorts of persecution. This talk reviews this history and offers lessons from it for those trying to organize a united working class today.

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