For reporting on Henry Ford’s antisemitism, Dearborn mayor fires an editor

Double Standard for Historical Revisionism
by Alan M. Dershowitz
February 6, 2019

Imagine if an American city continued to celebrate a prominent businessman who had published newspapers and books advocating overt racism and racial discrimination against Black people. Imagine if the Grand Wizard of the KKK had a picture of this man in his office and credited him with inspiring him to kill African Americans…Henry Ford does not deserve to be honored. The question the good people of Dearborn should ask themselves is: What would you do if the performing arts center were named after Jefferson Davis? If the answer is that you would remove Davis’s name, then you should remove Ford’s. READ MORE

NEW YORK TIMES A Mayor’s Effort to Play Down Henry Ford’s Anti-Semitism Backfires  Henry Ford is everywhere in Dearborn, Mich., his hometown, where more than 70 years after the famed industrialist’s death, his name or likeness graces everything from the performing arts center to the manhole covers. But Bill McGraw, editor of a local quarterly journal published by the city’s historical commission, felt that residents could stand to learn more about the unflattering side of the man who founded Ford Motor Company and pioneered assembly line production in his factories.

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