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October 28, 2003

Anti-Black, Anti-Union

Josh Marshall points to this flyer being distributed in Kentucky to recruit "poll watchers" to intimidate black voters. It rails against the A. Phillip Randolph Institute as the "black militant wing of the ALF-CIO" for its voter turnout efforts.

The flyer is by a leader of the Associated Contractors and Builders, the main lobby of the construction industry and a militantly anti-union outfit.

What Josh doesn't comment on is the long historic link, especially in the south, between anti-union interests and their use of racial tactics to manipulate elections. This flyer and its source is a pretty clear illustration of that long tie between race-baiting and anti-union politics.

Posted by Nathan at October 28, 2003 11:21 AM