Inequality and MLK

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Elias Isquith

Elias Isquith is a freelance journalist and blogger. He considers Bob Dylan and Walter Sobchak to be the two great Jewish thinkers of our time; he thinks Kafka was half-right when he said there was hope, "but not for us"; and he can be reached through the twitter via @eliasisquith or via email. The opinions he expresses on the blog and throughout the interwebs are exclusively his own.

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  1. Avatar greginak
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    Perhaps Mr Reuther should be one of those white men people learn about in those White History months some people clamor for. However i guess that isn’t the kind of “white” history they are looking for.Report

    • Avatar NotMe in reply to greginak
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      greg:

      Come on, liberals tell us that every month is white history which is supposedly why every group needs their own history month, black, Asian, Indian, left handed etc.Report

      • Avatar greginak in reply to NotMe
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        Who could possibly be against setting aside a time to look at aspects of history that have received little attention in the past. I heartily recommend looking at the history how some white people were active supporters of the civil rights movement. Why would a conservative be against that? If Mississippi Burning weren’t almost entirely fictional in many ways it would be great for people to see to learn about the sacrifices some few made to drag this country forward.Report

      • Avatar Jeff Lipton in reply to NotMe
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        When Mr Carver is mentioned in the same breath as Mssrs Wright (to say nothing of the equally important but more forgotten inventors), we will no longer need Black History Month.Report

    • Avatar NewDealer in reply to greginak
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      Next you will suggest they study Eugene Victor Debs.

      I’m very fond of Walter Reuther. He was an interesting fellow. Goldwater was scared shitless by Reuther and called him more dangerous than Soviet Russia.Report

  2. Avatar Barry
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    This is a good post, and deserves expansion.Report

  3. Avatar Will H.
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    I think it’s more a matter of the unions becoming entrenched power structures.
    I met a man recently who worked for the transit authority of a major city for over 20 years. He was a minor union official for 15 of those years, and he reputation for standing up for people who were victims of gender-based and racial discrimination. That’s why I met him, was that they got rid of him on that account.
    My union, they would be more likely to blacklist a guy for something like that.Report

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