Equality: Why We Can’t Wait

Equality: Why We Can’t Wait

In a 1991 special issue, Julian Bond argued that the fight for racial and gender equality wasn’t a “special interest”—it was essential to the progressive struggle.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Civil-rights giant Julian Bond passed away on Saturday, August 15. In 1991, he and Adolph Reed Jr. edited a special issue for The Nation titled “The Assault on Equality: Race, Rights and the New Orthodoxy.” Their introductory essay is available below. The full issue is available to subscribers in our archive.

  Equality: Why We Can’t Wait

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