Adolph L. Reed Jr.

Adolph L. Reed Jr. is professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania.

He's a vacuous opportunist, a good performer with an ear for how to make white liberals like him. Read more




I know that some outraged readers are going to write in, fulminating about how nihilistically ultraleftist I am to criticize the Democrats in this way and how irresponsible The Progressive is to publish the criticism—especially now... Read more



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The exoticizing narrative dresses up sentimentalized voyeurism as empathetic understanding, and recasts victims as eccentrics who, by definition, are outside normal life and who, therefore, we don’t really need to care about. Read more


Higher education ought to be a right, available to every student who makes the grade, without regard to that student's ability to pay. Read more


The efforts of those rank-and-file working people and others like them all around the country will be what take us where we need to go. Read more


The underclass has taken hold of the public imagination, and has come to shape policymakers' agendas concerning issues of race, urban decay, and social welfare. But what is the underclass? What is so compelling about that image? Read more