Ira Grupper is a journalist, labor union activist and former Commissioner of the Metro Louisville Human Relations Commission. He spent five weeks in Europe this past spring examining the anti-immigration movement in Europe and the opposition to it. What is behind this anti-immigrant vehemence and how is the U.S. involved?
Mr. Grupper has been involved in the struggle against racism, war and in favor of justice for all peoples for 55 years. He sat on the Greater Louisville Central Labor Council in the 1990s. He is a former Commissioner of the Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission and writes a bimonthly newspaper column called “Labor Paeans.”