"‘America’s overrated. America is a bandit, a gangster nation. America is run by War Criminals.’
Now the Merton P. Stoltz Professor at Brown University, Glenn Loury became the first black tenured professor of economics in the history of Harvard University in 1982. Glenn's vehement criticism of affirmative action along with his argument that African-Americans' own behaviour is responsible for their plight, and not white racism, led to him becoming a hero of the Reagan intellectual Right.
More recently, Glenn caused a stir by criticising the letter sent to thousands of students and staff by the president of Brown University in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd. He argued that the letter "trafficked in the social-justice warriors’ pedantic language" and is "indoctrination, virtue-signaling, and the transparent currying of favor with our charges".
Of his many books, his most recent title is Race, Incarceration and American Values which argues that imprisoning a large segment of society should be unacceptable to all Americans. Glenn is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and holds a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Carnegie Scholarship. He has given the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Stanford as well as other prestigious lecture series at Princeton and Harvard.
"Glenn refuses to view the black experience exclusively through the lens of oppression" Shelby Steele