Alexander Riley, Senior Fellow, The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI), has interviewed Glenn Loury, the distinguished economist at Brown University. Dr. Riley regards Loury as “one of the most important and insightful public intellectuals discussing race relations in America today.” The interview appears in Public Discourse, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute.
Riley, a sociologist, and Dr. Loury, the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences, range across a wide range of racial and cultural issues, including voter registration, the state of the black family, identity politics, the decline of associational life, and the weakening of the norms of marriage. On the subject of police reform, he leaves little doubt where he stands: “[B]uilding the current movement for police reform in explicit and predominantly racial terms is not a natural historical inevitability. Rather, it is a mistaken strategic choice that has had profound consequences.”