Americanism: The US Legacy of War, Imperialism and Racism

By Solomon Comissiong “The American ruling elite see no boundaries in their conquest for wealth, power, and control.” Any nation whose beginning is immersed in theft of land, genocide, slavery and exploitation is almost destined for a legacy of societal deviance. Mix white supremacy and institutional racism into that cauldron of disaster and it easily […]

How You Can Fight For Academic Freedom

In 1983, professor William Cronon made his career with Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England, a seminal study of how European settlers transformed the ecosystem of early America.   Nearly thirty years later, the now distinguished Cronon, President of American Historical Association, finds his career in the middle of another […]

Arizona, Institutional Racism & Assimilation

Arizona, Institutional Racism & Assimilation By: Solomon Comissiong The Southwestern US state of Arizona has recently garnered a lot of public attention for its blatantly racist legislation. In April (2010) the closet racist governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, signed into law SB-1070. SB-1070 was paraded around by her administration as some sort of law aimed […]