Taylor grounds her history in rejecting, as all of us must when confronted with facts, the authority of "a simple morality tale about those who try hard and those who don't" constraining the conditions of US Black people.
I will not try to encapsulate Taylor's story arc here. Some chapter titles are suggestive: "From Civil Rights to Colorblind," "Black Faces in High Places," and "Barack Obama: the End of an Illusion." In "The Double Standard of Justice" she takes up the history of policing of Black bodies.
She concludes, in part ...
Taylor is a socialist internationalist, condemning global capitalism as that she insists on the particularities of the US Black experience.
Some months after the release of this book, Taylor affirmed the significance of the Movement for Black Lives policy program in an interview in Salon: