A. Philip Randolph called for a March on Washington to force President Roosevelt to abolish Jim Crow in the war effort, and shaped the trajectory of the postwar left.
Paul Heideman holds a PhD in American studies from Rutgers University–Newark.
Last night’s Democratic presidential debate exposed the deep ideological fissures within the party — and showed again that the energy is with Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and the Left.
Hubert Harrison was one of the first black socialists in the United States, a fierce champion of racial equality, and a pioneering analyst of how capitalists use racism to divide the working class. He deserves to be remembered.
In his speech about democratic socialism yesterday, Bernie Sanders refused to accept freedom as a value of the Right — and laid out all the ways that capitalism limits ordinary workers’ freedom.
Don't let the slate of new anti-abortion bills fool you — support for abortion rights has actually increased in the last decade. Defeating these draconian measures will mean defeating the elite minority that imposes them.
The socialist emphasis on the centrality of class isn't about ignoring racial inequalities, but about crafting a politics capable of ending them.
The pundits want you to see Bernie Sanders as a modern-day George McGovern. They’re wrong — but Joe Biden might well be the next Hubert Humphrey.
American politics produces no small number of eccentrics. Lyndon LaRouche, who died yesterday, towered above them all.
Trump's address last night confirmed yet again that he's a border security sadist. Our response should be simple: let them in.
Critics claim democratic socialism is pie-in-the-sky idealism. But socialists have always been at the core of reform struggles.
People aren't turning to socialism because they're naive. They're turning to socialism because they know we don't have to live in misery.
How Students for a Democratic Society went from building a mass movement to embracing the politics of self-destruction.
Though not unblemished, socialists in the United States have a record in confronting black oppression that is unmatched by other political traditions.
Trump's State of the Union was a terrifying address that promised terror for immigrants at home and saber-rattling abroad.
A Jacobin roundtable on Trump's first year in office.
Forget the first 100 days — Jacobin contributors weigh in on Trump's first 103.
Democratic elites are delusional — you can’t subdue the reactionary right without a robust alternative political vision.
Despite its ultimate demise, the Socialist Party shows us that the United States possesses no special immunity against socialist politics.
Movements targeting racial disparities aren't distracting attention from class inequality — they’re part of a broader radicalization against American capitalism.
A generation ago, socialists and civil rights activists tried to transform the Democratic Party. Why did they fail?