Black Silent Majority | Glenn Loury & Michael Fortner [The Glenn Show]
1:04 Michael’s book on the Rockefeller drug laws, Black Silent Majority 5:57 Critiquing Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow 20:01 Adding a class critique t...
The “black silent majority”:
describes his book "Black Silent Majority: The Rockefeller Drug Laws and the Politics of Punishment," about support for draconian drug laws in the black community in the 1970s.
In this Glenn Show post, I speak with Michael Fortner, author of "Black Silent Majority," about political tensions between rank-and-file black Americans and the black elites in politics, journalism and the academy who typically speak on their behalf