Thursday, April 12, 2012

Adolph Reed Jr. on identitarian Ivy League POC

At Obama: WTF? A Facebook Roundtable of the Left « Corey Robin, Adolph Reed says of Obama, "I’d refrained from saying that he, as well as his various running dogs, haunt me as illustrations of the modal type of Ivy League POC students I’ve been teaching for the last 30 years. That same mastery of performance of a cultivated, yet at the same time empty and pro forma, intellectuality, conviction that one’s career advancement literally embodies the victory of the civil rights movement, and that awe that Bromwich notes of the rich and powerful."

The last reference is to David Bromwich, who has written many criticisms of Obama.