Beyond the Race v. Class Debate

Adolph Reed Jr. is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the editor of Race, Politics and Culture: Critical Essays on the Radicalism of the 1960s (Greenwood Press, 1986) and Without Justice for All: The New Liberalism and our Retreat from Racial Equality (Westview, 1999) and is author of The Jesse Jackson Phenomenon: The Crisis of Purpose in Afro-American Politics (Yale Press, 1986); W.E.B. Du Bois and American Political Thought: Fabianism & the Color Line (Oxford University Press, 1997) Stirrings in the Jug: Black American Politics in the Post-Segregation Era (University of Minnesota Press, 1999), and Class Notes ( New Press, 2000), a collection of his popular political writing and co-author of Renewing Black Intellectual History: The Ideological and Material Foundations of African American Thought (Paradigm, 2010). His forthcoming book, The South: Jim Crow and its Afterlives will be available in early 2022, and he is completing another — “When Compromises Come Home to Roost: The Decline and Transformation of the U. S. Left.” Both will be published by Verso. He has been a columnist in The Progressive and The Village Voice, and The New Republic and has written frequently in The Nation. He served on the board of Public Citizen, Inc. and was a member of the Interim National Council of the Labor Party, and the executive committee of the American Association of University Professors and is currently on the board of Food and Water Action and is an Organizer in the Debs-Jones-Douglass Institute’s Medicare for All-South Carolina campaign.

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