Author: Cedric G. Johnson

CEDRIC G. JOHNSON is Prof of African-American Studies and Political Science at the University of Illinois Chicago. He is the author of From Revolutionaries to Race Leaders: Black Power and the Making of African American Politics (2007) and The Neoliberal Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, Late Capitalism and the Remaking of New Orleans (2011), as well as the SInger Prize-winning essay “The Panthers Can’t Save Us Now” that appeared in Catalyst 2017.

Who’s Afraid of Left Populism?

Anti-Policing Struggles and the Frontiers of the American Left

My 2017 Catalyst article, “The Panthers Can’t Save Us Now,” was addressed to a specific conundrum within contemporary left politics and anti-policing struggles in particular: that is, the strategic problem of building a counterpower capable of winning in the context . . .

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