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.
The demand for racial reparations has long been percolating within the Democratic Party, heavily promoted by well-off upper middle class African American politicians.
Once again, Burns’ undeniable talent for visual storytelling is not matched by depth of historical analysis.
While student and faculty demands for improved housing conditions and higher wages have been ignored, the promotion of racialist politics has been showered with money.
The Times, which wishes readers to take the 1619 Project seriously as a “reframing of American history,” has said more than it intended.