Saturday, September 17, 2016

Adolph Reed Jr.: antiracist politics is the left wing of neoliberalism

How Racial Disparity Does Not Help Make Sense of Patterns of Police Violence | nonsite.org:
...although it often comes with a garnish of disparaging but empty references to neoliberalism as a generic sign of bad things, antiracist politics is in fact the left wing of neoliberalism in that its sole metric of social justice is opposition to disparity in the distribution of goods and bads in the society, an ideal that naturalizes the outcomes of capitalist market forces so long as they are equitable along racial (and other identitarian) lines.