For tonight’s show, “The United States of Apartheid,” we welcome Gerald Horne. It would be something of an understatement to call Gerald Horne a prolific author; he has more than 30 books and over 100 scholarly articles to his credit. The Wikipedia entry describes his work further:
While many of Horne’s books use a celebrated, intriguing or politically engaged individual as a prism to inspect the historical forces of their times, Horne has also produced broad canvas chronicles of infrequently examined periods and aspects of the history of white supremacy and imperialism such as the post-civil war involvement of the US ruling class—newly dispossessed of human chattels—with slavery in Brazil, which was not legally abolished until 1888, or the attempts by Japanese imperialists in the mid-20th century to appear as the leaders of a global war against white supremacy, thus allies and instruments of “liberation” for people of color oppressed by “Anglo-American Empire”.
Gerald Horne suggests in his preface to The Counter-Revolution of 1776 that the “radical slogan,” “black and white, unite and fight,” should be thrown in the trash and be replaced with, “the less poetic and catchy, ‘Africans here and abroad unite and fight in league with a powerful foreign ally.’”
Horne’s project goes a long way in detailing the way the United States is a White Supremacist country by design and continues to be.
Gerald Horne holds the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies. His research has addressed issues of racism in a variety of relations involving labor, politics, civil rights, international relations and war. He has also written extensively about the film industry. Dr. Horne received his Ph.D. in history from Columbia University and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and his B.A. from Princeton University. His most recent books are:
- Race to Revolution: The U.S. and Cuba During Slavery and Jim Crow, 2014.
- The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America, 2014.
- Black Revolutionary: William Patterson and the Globalization of the African-American Freedom Struggle, 2014.
- Negro Comrades of the Crown: African-Americans and the British Empire Fight the U.S. Before Emancipation, 2012.
- Fighting in Paradise: Labor Unions, Racism and Communists in the Making of Modern Hawaii, 2011.
- W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography, 2010.
Reality Asserts Itself – Gerald Horne (a six-part series of interviews)
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Host & Producer: Doug Storm
Assistant Producer: Bella Bravo
Board Engineer: Jonathan Richardson
Executive Producer: Joe Crawford