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.
What the Supreme Court is repudiating
Recent US Supreme Court rulings in death penalty cases represent a vast, anti-democratic cultural, legal and political retrogression.
A reply to our critics
The American Revolution, the most progressive event in world history in its time, continues to inspire the struggle for equality.
250 years since the Stamp Act
The Stamp Act set into motion a series of events that led, in one decade, to the American Revolution.
Youngkin’s right-wing revision of the Virginia curriculum is part of a broader attack on public education being carried out by the Republican Party.
In its adulation of Queen Elizabeth and all the pageantry of the British monarchy, the newspaper responsible for publishing the 1619 Project has entangled itself in many layers of contradictions.
“As far as the wood’s edge”: 250 years since the removal of the Delaware people from the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania
A quarter of a millennium ago, the last publicly identified members of the Lenni Lenape (Delaware) tribe of Native Americans were forcibly removed from the territory in Eastern Pennsylvania where they had fought to establish a homeland. The real story of the removal of the Delaware clashes with the “official” narrative of American history as laid-out by the New York Times, which claims “blacks fought alone” for democracy.
The right-wing Republican denounces a distinguished historian as an “elitist” and a “snob” for raising the danger of right-wing authoritarianism in America.