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Adolph L. Reed Jr. Discusses Race and Class in American Politics | Books Sandwiched In (2021)


Adolph L. Reed Jr. joins NHFPL to discuss race and class in American politics.

This author talks includes and audience Q&A period. If you want to be there live and ask your own questions, join us next time!

Check upcoming events on our calendar: Original Stream Date: February 18th, 2021


Opening Dialogue

0:00 Introductions

1:44 Infrapolitics and identity politics

6:15 Going from small acts of resistance to organized strategic initiatives

8:30 Movement towards culture-first politics

14:15 College campuses and the types of political action occurring contemporarily

20:55 Why is a racial narrative appealing to people in a position to shape the public?

27:54 Summarization of concepts covered so far Q&A Begins

32:12 Discussion universal student loan forgiveness and means testing

35:40 January 6th Storming in DC, policing and extremism

43:48 Obama

45:46 American Labor Party Renaissance?

52:29 Anthropocentrism, academia and neo-liberalism

57:00 Is there value in electoral organizing? Let’s examine Georgia’s senate flip

1:03:15 Framing of COVID’s effect on people of color in the media

1:05:48 Two party polarization and American democracy

1:08:45 Conclusion and Adolph L. Reed Jr's upcoming projects

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