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MSNBC: UAW Vote In Tennessee Failed Because Of Racism

In this July 12, 2013, photo, employees at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., work on the assembly of a Passat sedan. Efforts by the United Auto Worker to unionize the plant have raised concerns among southern Republicans, who worry that the move would hurt the region’s ability to lure foreign automakers in the future. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

According to Timothy Noah, a paid writer for MSNBC, the UAW vote at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee failed because of good old-fashioned racism.

Did last week’s United Auto Workers (UAW) vote fail because autoworkers in Tennessee didn’t want their communities to end up bankrupt like Detroit? Nope. Did the UAW vote fail because autoworkers were happy with their pay and benefits? Nope.

According to MSNBC writer Timothy Noah, the vote failed because people who don’t want to join unions are racist:

TIMOTHY NOAH: “The South has always been hostile territory for union organizing. Y’know, as Harold said, the culture war in the South trumps the class war. You already have in a number of Southern states right to work laws, which means that even if they had unionized the plants, those who benefited from the presence of that union wouldn’t have had to pay union dues if they didn’t feel like it. So you’re in an overwhelmingly hostile climate.

Uh, uh, uh, brilliant deduction there, Mr. Noah. And they would’ve gotten away with it, too, if not for you meddling pundits.

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