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Touré Reed

Touré F. Reed is a Professor of 20th Century US and Afro-American History at Illinois State University. He has published in the Journal of American Ethnic History, LABOR, Nonsite.org, Jacobin, The Nation, and The New Republic.  Dr. Reed is the author of Not Alms But Opportunity: The Urban League and the Politics of Racial Uplift, 1910-1950 (UNC Press) and Toward Freedom: The Case Against Race Reductionism (Verso Books).

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Why Juneteenth Celebrations Should Acknowledge the 13th Amendment

If we are to acknowledge our nation's historic failings as well as its triumphs, we must embrace the full complexity of our past.

Touré Reed ·


The Ties that Divide: How Bipartisan Identitarianism Works for the Boss and Against Citizen and Non-Citizen Workers

Bipartisan acceptance of skewed and dishonest terms of debate over immigration, trade, and labor dynamics lends itself to unbridgeable divides like we are now witnessing with the government shutdown

Touré Reed ·

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