6 Articles by: Touré F. Reed

Touré F. Reed is a professor of history at Illinois State University. His latest book is Toward Freedom (Verso 2020).

A Liberal “Moral Reckoning” Can’t Solve the Problems That Plague Black Americans

If we view the problems of poverty, health care, and criminal justice through a lens that filters out the political-economic underpinnings of these injustices — informed by the language of moral reckoning — we may just end up with modest reforms at best and symbolic gestures at worst, when what we need is fundamental structural change.