In 1927, Rep. Robert Bacon (R.-N.Y.)--whose pet issue was protecting America’s racial "homogeneity"--introduced what became the Davis-Bacon Act after a contractor employed African-American workers from Alabama to build a Veteran's Bureau hospital in his district. The "neighboring community," Bacon reported, was "very upset," as were local unions.David Bernstein, Bush 'The Emancipator?'
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Dubious Racist Origins of The Davis-Bacon Act
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