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“Because he’s black”

Richard Trumka gives one of the best responses to this “concern” I have heard. Please watch the video, I found it incredibly moving. I am pleased to see CNN delving into this issue today and am grateful that they played this clip. I am a proud American who wants to share it with all of you.


  1. “Those of us who know better can’t afford to sit silently and look the other way when it’s happening.”

    “We’ve seen that when we have the courage, the good sense, the Trade Union values to cross the color line and stand together arms-long, no-one – no-one – has ever been able to keep us down.”

    “Now I don’t think we ought to be out there pointing fingers and calling them calling them racist, instead we should be educating them that if they care about holding onto their jobs, if they care about healthcare, if they care about pensions and their homes, if they care about creating good jobs with clean energy, child care, pay equity for women workers – there’s only one candidate on the ballot this fall who’s on that side, only one candidate who’s going to stand up for their families, only one candidate who has earned their vote and that candidate is Barack Obama

    “All that’s necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.”

    Bravo, Richard.  Bravo!

  2. Thanks so much for posting this Hollede. It’s such a genuine, heart-felt speech. You should be proud.

    I think Hillary is going on the campaign trail with Trumka. They would be a formidable force for Obama.  

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