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Adolph Reed Jr.

Adolph Reed Jr.

Adolph Reed Jr. is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania and an Organizer for Medicare for All-South Carolina.

Articles by this author

 

The Trouble with Disparity

Racism is real and anti-racism is both admirable and necessary, but extant racism isn't what principally produces our inequality and anti-racism won't eliminate it.

Adolph Reed Jr. ·


Disparity Ideology, Coronavirus, and the Danger of the Return of Racial Medicine

Why "race" is less useful—both empirically and politically—than ever as a proxy for the social conditions of poverty, lack of healthcare, and mass inequality.

Adolph Reed Jr. ·


Push for Racial Justice Beyond Race Alone

Today, liberals and many on the left reflexively cast “African American” and “working class” as antagonistic rather than overlapping categories.

Adolph Reed Jr. ·


South Carolina, Neoliberalism's Stranglehold, and the Mystique of the 'Black Vote'

By reducing all of black Americans' concerns to race or exploiting the idea of a singular "black vote" in the first place, the elite political class continues to undermine our ability to organize the majoritarian social movement we need to combat the ruling-class assault on all working people in the United States.

Adolph Reed Jr. ·


Here They Come Again: The Kind of Neoliberal Democrats Who Prefer Trump to Sanders

Here's the question: to what extent is the Establishment's commitment to democratic institutions greater than their commitment to current forms of capitalist hierarchy? It seems like we are about to find out.

Adolph Reed Jr. ·


Vietnam to Venezuela: US Interventionism and the Failure of the Left

The modern U.S. empire has run roughshod over the interests and desires of foreign nations and their people for more than a century, but that history should call for pause as the bipartisan interventionist consensus gears up once again, this time in an effort to topple the legitimately elected government of Venezuela

Adolph Reed Jr. ·


Which Side Are You On?

The Democratic Socialists of America are openly debating internal tensions regarding identity and class, but there are important lessons the broader left needs to learn. If Trump is to be defeated, the learning needs to come fast.

Adolph Reed Jr. ·


Common Ground: For Secure Elections and True National Security

Tensions are festering between two nations with large quantities of nuclear weapons on virtual hair-trigger alert; yet the current partisan fixations in Washington are ignoring the dangers to global stability and, ultimately, human survival.

Gloria Steinem ·

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