Toward Freedom - The Case Against Race Reductionism

Author(s): Toure Reed

politics / history

For many progressives, racial identities are the engine of American history, and by extension, contemporary politics. They, in short, want to separate race from class. While policymakers and pundits find an almost metaphysical racism, or the survival of an ancient and primordial tribalism at the heart of American life, these inequities are better understood when traced to more comprehensible forces- to the contradictions in access to New Deal era welfare programs, to the blinders imposed by the Cold War, to Ronald Reagan's neoliberal assault on the half-century long Keynesian consensus. As Tour Reed argues in this rigorously constructed book, the road to a more just society for African Americans and everyone else, the fate of poor and working-class African Americans is inextricably linked to that of other poor and working-class Americans.


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General Fields

  • : 9781786634382
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Verso Trade
  • : February 2020
  • : June 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Toure Reed
  • : Paperback
  • : 240