Friday, October 7, 2016

Adolph Reed:"structural racism" is an incantation, not an explanation

In the comments at Why LEV is not a Strategy-and Why it Matters | Outrages and Interludes, Adolph Reed said:
I think structural racism is tossed around as an alternative to an explanation of the dynamics and mechanisms through which even those patterned inequalities that appear statistically as racial disparities are reproduced. Invoking it makes people feel righteous but doesn’t tell us anything concrete. It’s an incantation, not an explanation.