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Bernie Sanders Calls $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage A ‘Racial Justice’ Issue

February 19, 2021

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders recently brought race into the minimum wage debate.

The self-described democratic socialist from Vermont is in favor of the federal government enacting a $15-an-hour minimum wage, more than double the current $7.25 rate. He once again voiced his support for it on Twitter this week, calling it a “racial justice” issue.

“Raising the minimum wage is not just about economic justice – it is about racial justice,”  Sanders wrote Wednesday, February 17. “Nearly half of Black and Latino workers in America make under $15 an hour. We must end starvation wages, and give 32 million Americans a raise by increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour.”

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