Black workers here no longer want crumbs anywhere they can get them. They want their share of the economic pie.
LOS ANGELES — Black workers here no longer want crumbs anywhere they can get them. They want their share of the economic pie.
Representatives from the Los Angeles Black Worker Center mobilized dozens of laborers and construction workers for a rally at Exposition Park Sept. 8 to demand economic justice for black and brown people.
“Today’s event was about sending a message that California has to hold the line on black workers, women, transgender, Muslim, immigrants, all people who are protected by civil rights, and that California has to hold the line and make sure that we make sure to expand employment discrimination protections in the state of California, particularly now as the national climate of racism and exclusion has already dismantled what was left of all civil rights enforcement,” said Lola Smallwood Cuevas, director of the Los Angeles Black Worker Center.