Adolph L. Reed, Jr. is a professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in race and American politics. He is coauthor of Renewing Black Intellectual History: The Ideological and Material Foundations of African American Thought (with Kenneth W. Warren, et al, 2010) and author of W.E.B. Dubois and American Political Thought: Fabianism and the Color Line (1997), among many other books. An expert on racial and economic inequality, he is a founding member of the Labor Party and a frequent contributor to the Progressive and the Nation.