Labor Quote: Bayard Rustin
“When labor speaks of free medical care, it is saying we need it for blacks who do not have it and whites who are concerned that they will have to pay for giving it to them. When labor calls for full employment, it is talking about blacks who are without jobs and whites who want to protect the ones they have. When labor says we must build more homes, it is seeking to create a society where the black brother need not be enraged because he does not have a home and the white need not fear for the home he has.”
Bayard Rustin was a black social activist and a founding member of the Congress of Racial Equality and Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
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