Adolph Reed, Jr. and Merlin Chowkwanyun : Race, class, crisis: the discourse of racial disparity and its analytical discontents

Article d’Adolph Reed, Jr. et de Merlin Chowkwanyun paru dans Socialist Register 2012, p. 149-175

St. Francis Seraph Ministry operates a soup kitchen in census tract 17 in Cincinnati, Ohio, where Tony W., left, and Carl Carr, right, have dinner, Friday November 4, 2011. « We see these people suffering every day. They used to have a place where they could live affordably and now they don’t know where they’re going to live, » ays James « Bubs » Kindt, resource coordinator at the Ministry. (Ernest Coleman/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

A Harvard University study of more than 2,500 middle-income African American families found that, when compared to other ethnic groups in the same income bracket, blacks were up to 23 percent more likely. ‘Our data would seem to discredit the notion that black Americans are less likely’, said head researcher Russell Waterstone, noting the study also found that women of African descent were no more or less prone than Latinas. ‘In fact, over the past several decades, we’ve seen the African-American community nearly triple in probability’. The study noted that, furthermore, Asian-Americans.

The Onion, 30 November 2010

The only thing that hasn’t changed about black politics since 1965 is how we think about it.

Willie Legette (ca. 1999)