A People of Color’s History of DSA, Part 1: Socialism, Race, and the Formation of DSA by David Roddy & Alyssa De La Rosa (Sacramento DSA)

One of the most serious and divisive issues facing DSA since its membership explosion is how socialists should approach the issue of race and racism. Numerous pages of online left-wing periodicals, Medium posts, and Facebook threads have poured over the issue, with political positions varying widely from accepting the liberal framework of class and race as separate issues or the old “class struggle first” tendency of leftists to sideline anti-racist struggles. What most of the articles fail to articulate, however, is that DSA did not form after Trump was elected. In fact, this debate has raged within the organization since its founding in 1982.

Source: A People of Color’s History of DSA, Part 1: Socialism, Race, and the Formation of DSA