Touré F. Reed is a professor of twentieth-century U.S. and Afro-American history at Illinois State University. He is the author of Not Alms but Opportunity: The Urban League and the Politics of Racial Uplift, 1910-1950 (UNC Press). Reed is currently working on a book titled Why Liberals Separate Race from Class: The Conservative Implications of Race Reductionism (Verso Books).
Cedric G. Johnson’s “The Panthers Can’t Save Us Now” is a compelling, historically grounded critique of contemporary anti-racist campaigns against police brutality and mass incarceration. While Johnson is encouraged by the swell of organized opposition to the carceral state and . . .
Read more ›