Wednesday, March 2, 2011

What Black People Can Learn from the Wisconsin Labor Protests

Wisconsin Labor Protests

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 

The workers of Wisconsin have had it. They are tired of living in a country where jobs are being shipped overseas, and wages continue to decline in real dollar terms. They are not going to tolerate having their collective bargaining power undermined, and they are fed up with politicians who allow the rich to continue to get tax breaks while our state and federal governments become bogged down with debt.

They are taking a stand, sleeping inside the Capital building and practically daring the police to do something about it. They are living up to the truest essence of what America was meant to be. Whether you agree with their mission or not, you absolutely must respect their courage.


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