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black-brown divide

black-brown divide
 n.— «Simmering beneath the surface of activism for job creation and workers’ rights is a tension not unique to New Orleans, what labor activists refer to as the “black-brown divide.” In this case, black New Orleanians see reconstruction jobs filled by Latino workers, while they remain disconnected from the workforce. Moreover, labor’s decentralized and segregated history introduces the hurdle of integrating predominantly white Southern locals with black New Orleanians who need access to union jobs most.» —“In New Orleans, Organizing for Economic Justice” by Leigh Graham TPMCafe Nov. 20, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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