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Racism, Railroad Unions, and Labor Regulations
By David E. Bernstein
This article appeared in the Fall 2000 issue of The Independent Review


From the late 19th century through the New Deal era, tens of thousands of African Americans found relatively well-paying jobs on American railroads. However, their jobs were perpetually endangered by the racist policies of the railroad unions, who eventually turned to the government for help in enforcing discrimination.

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