The Washington Post Quotes Lori Wallach on Trade Discrimination

By Tracy Jan

“Not only were Black and Latino factory workers more likely to lose their jobs, they were also less likely to find new employment, said the report by Public Citizen, a nonprofit corporate and government watchdog. When they did manage to secure work, they faced larger pay cuts than White workers with similar educational backgrounds.

“‘The conventional wisdom created by Trump was a narrative of White working-class voters being the only injured party hurt by trade,’ said Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch who co-wrote the report with research director Daniel Rangel. ‘In fact, working-class people of all races and ethnicities got slammed by our trade policies, but the data show it’s Black and Latino workers who have suffered the heaviest damage’”

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