Skip to comments.AFL-CIO: ‘Racism remains deeply rooted in American society’(no justice for Trayvon alert)
Posted on 07/25/2013 11:44:46 AM PDT by Zakeet
The AFL-CIO Executive Council passed a statement on racism and equality in response to the death of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin, Thursday.
Their statement, A Call for Social and Economic Justice for Communities of Color focused on the death of Martin and the the sense of unrealized justice it left behind.
Trayvons death and the subsequent trial have reopened the deep and unresolved wound of racism in our country, the statement reads. Nearly 50 years after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, we have made tremendous progress, but we still have a long way to go. Racism remains deeply rooted in American society.
The Supreme Court has gutted the Voting Rights Act and weakened anti-discrimination laws, it continues. Too many Americans are out of work and facing unfair and discriminatory barriers as they try to enter the workforce. Racial profiling occurs far too often, creating distrust in communities at a time when we need to be coming together.
According to the Executive Council, Martins case is a painful wake-up call for more action, opportunity and justice.
President Obama recently noted that we all need to do some soul-searching and start a conversation about race in America in families and churches and workplaces, the statement continues. As we re-dedicate ourselves to continue this march, along with our allies, we will heed the presidents call to begin conversations about race with our leadership, members and staff to ensure this tragedy leads to real action and tangible change.
It adds that the organization will encourage its affiliates to work together to support policies that that eliminate discrimination, profiling and gun violence and to denounce stand your ground laws that are advanced by the anti-worker, pro-voter suppression American Legislative Exchange Council.
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I've been awfully busy lately ... agitating Blacks ... trampling on the rights of gun owners ... ruining the economy ... pandering to my radical Democrat masters ... and trying to figure out why my organization is hemorrhaging membership.
It wasn’t so much just 5 years ago.
Does anyone (save for semi-literate libs, assorted Obamadork voters, and union members) believe this cr*p anymore?
Sorry, it’s not even worth replying to.
Shove it, libs.
We all know what the next step is...and we are preparing for it.
Yep, poor St. Skilles should have been allowed to case homes for burglarizing in peace. That shooting was a workplace violation.
The usual suspects on the left have been trying for weeks to gin up riots and violence.
They have failed.
I think that means that most black folks are smarter than the Kenyan Kommunist in the White House. But not a lot smarter, since 98% of them would vote for him again.
The most racist white guys I know are all union guys.
Call for Social and Economic Justice for Communities of Color...
translation: special treatment
Yep, racism remains “deeply rooted” -— in the hearts and minds of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and others of their pathetic ilk.
The rest of us got past it a long, LONG time ago.
And inherently leftists.
Union protection laws were and probably still are to “protect” their jobs from “cheap negro labor”.
They’ll come out against the Hispanics pretty soon as well.
I agree, racism is deeply rooted, generations of blacks who hate whites just because of their skin color. Needs to stop!
Dang. Looks like this may hurt their credibility. LOL!
The unions are communist front organizations cleverly disguised as labor unions.
> sincerely hope you are right. My fear is that they are just too fat and
> happy sitting at home enjoying their gubbermint goodies to go out and
> start a good riot.
Ah. I think you nailed it.
That also explains why they would go out and vote for the Oboingo marxist again.
The cure for Racism is to adhere to the teachings of Jesus Christ in the Gospels.
And we can’t have THAT now, can we???
Always remember that blacks and their allies are using “The Traynon’s” justifiable death as a tool to awe and further corrupt venal politicians into allowing blacks to assault in any fashion whites. The rule desired is that any white resisting a blacks assault of any manner or form is to be punished with lengthy incarceration, permanent loss of employment of any kind, no educational opportunities, total and complete casting such a person beyond the bounds of any society and in case where death of the black is caused by the resistance imposition of the death penalty.
Never bring your fists to a gun fight.
And vanilla is still favored over chocolate. So what? What is anyone going to do about it? Make it illegal? White people are racist, black people are racist, and Asians are racist. Get over it!
Every time I have asked someone who used the term “Social Justice” to define the term I get the answer: “Well you know like....” followed by a bunch of BS, emotional adjectives and feel good phrases. No two answers have ever been the same and I can imagine that the same would hold true for “Economic Justice”. My answer would be the opportunity to better one’s self and live by the consequences of your actions. You may succeed or fail based upon your own merits but don’t blame someone else. There is no guarantee for either outcome.
What are Union's going to do? Pass a law that makes it illegal to walk behind a black person?
Ahh, that's it. If a white person follows a black man and comes with 50 feet, the black man can 'punch out the white person - man or woman - for the 'insult' of daring to walk behind a black man. And if punching the person in the face and breaking their nose isn't enough they can knock the white person down and smash their head against the concrete until they die.
Yep, I can see why Union goons want to get behind the Trayvon insanity - they want the same rules applied to them... anyone walks behind a union goon or disses them in any way and the goon can kill that person...
We all want to live near these people, right?
It’s true. Blacks don’t like Latinos and Latinos definitely do not like Blacks. The race war that may happen won’t be between whites and other minorities.
Absolutely not! We're to be hateful cheating lying miserable people but only to certain groups, Christians, Conservatives, etc. That's the secret.