LABOR: Where the Guilt Lies

That doughty old warrior of Negro labor rights, President Asa Philip Randolph of the Sleeping Car Porters, took the rostrum at the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in St. Paul last week to blast liberals and labor alike for the color bar that keeps Negroes out of countless union locals. Chief offenders: locals in the building trades and, south of the Mason-Dixon Line, steel, textiles and Walter Reuther's United Auto Workers. "The entire labor movement bears guilt for the existence of racial disadvantage to workers of color," said Randolph. "The large majority of...

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