The 1619 Project, launched by the New York Times, presents racism and racial conflict as the essential feature and driving force of American history.
The following is a lecture given by David North, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on 24 October 1996.
Recent US Supreme Court rulings in death penalty cases represent a vast, anti-democratic cultural, legal and political retrogression.
The American Revolution, the most progressive event in world history in its time, continues to inspire the struggle for equality.
The Stamp Act set into motion a series of events that led, in one decade, to the American Revolution.
Within one month, a University of Michigan professor has been removed from his course for screening a film version of Shakespeare’s Othello, and the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio has decreed that it will remove a statue of Thomas Jefferson.
The World Socialist Web Site condemns the de Blasio administration’s decision to remove the historic statue from New York City Hall.
While posturing as champions of the oppressed, racialist authors such as Ibram X. Kendi, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor have been generously rewarded by the capitalist establishment.
The University of South Carolina historian holds that the American Revolution was launched to defend the institution of slavery against the British Empire.