Toward Freedom: The Case Against Race Reductionism

Toward Freedom: The Case Against Race Reductionism

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Title: Toward Freedom: The Case Against Race Reductionism
Author: Reed, Toure
ISBN: 9781786634382
Publisher: Verso
Published: 2020
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: New


Non-Fiction 1210259

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The fate of poor and working-class African Americans-who are unquestionably represented among neoliberalism's victims-is inextricably linked to that of other poor and working-class Americans

Reed contends that the road to a more just society for African Americans and everyone else is obstructed, in part, by a discourse that equates entrepreneurialism with freedom and independence. This, ultimately, insists on divorcing race and class. In the age of runaway inequality and Black Lives Matter, there is an emerging consensus that our society has failed to redress racial disparities. The culprit, however, is not the sway of a metaphysical racism or the modern survival of a primordial tribalism. Instead, it can be traced to far more comprehensible forces, such as the contradictions in access to New Deal era welfare programs, the blinders imposed by the Cold War, and Ronald Reagan's neoliberal assault on the half-century long Keynesian consensus.