If the "playing field" is to be level for African-Americans, those who profited from slavery and racism must make amends. Yes, I mean reparations.
I'll start by saying I don't believe in utopia, and I don't trust utopians.
This column is the author's response to Paul Krugman's column in the April 15, 2016 edition of the New York Times.
The essence of socialism is the replacement of the capitalist class and private corporate power by the working class and allied forces.
The phenomenal success of the Sanders campaign has put his self-styled democratic socialist agenda into the mainstream political conversation.
In my working hypothesis, there are three key dimensions to a socialism of the 21st century.
In every age, scientific reasoning takes a beating from entrenched prejudices, fears, and hatreds.
Our role is to find ways to make ourselves useful to these movements and to find the road back to socialist visions for ourselves and younger generations.
Do we really think people who contribute what they can deserve to be homeless, under-educated, hungry, and lacking basic medical care?
Socialism is a process of social transformation which includes the democratizing of society as well as the transformation of the agents of change.