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LDF's ReNika Moore discusses the silence on the role of race in recent low-wage worker movements

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Black workers embody the new low-wage economy

"The reticence [to discuss race in the recent low-wage labor strikes] could be strategic, avoiding black identity politics in order to maintain a class-based approach and woo a broader public. 'People find [race] complicating as opposed to explanatory,' said ReNika Moore, director of the economic justice group at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. 'From the media standpoint, there’s a weariness to talking about the struggles of African-Americans in particular.'" 

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