National Affairs: Black Brotherhood

Almost axiomatic with Left-wing labor leaders is the belief that the U. S. labor movement will fail inevitably unless it includes Negro workers. William Z. Foster, generalissimo of the 1919 steel strike blamed the failure of his great drive directly on Negro labor. Some 85% of Negro labor is unskilled. Not only do Negroes work for less money than whites, but Negroes, particularly if raised in the South, are more impressed by demonstration of civil authority, more easily cowed by tough company tactics. Moreover, Negroes, having been barred, openly or tacitly, from...

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