When The New York Times on August 2019 dedicated its entire Magazine section to the 1619 Project, it marked a major revision in how the editorial board had come to view Racial issues in the United States. While there has been legitimate criticism about historical inaccuracies, the general charge that “systemic racism" was baked into the very foundation of our Nation has found support in many quarters and caused enormous blow back in others. The hue and cry against the teaching of any aspect of the 1619 Project or “critical race theory” has created a hotbed of division over intellectual freedom for our teachers and how children are suppose to be educated about U.S. history.
For our next discussion please read:
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/03/06/1619-project-new-york-times-mistake-122248 (“I helped fact check the 1619 Project - The Times Ignored Me”)
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/12/historians-clash-1619-project/604093/ (“Historians clash with 1619 Project - the fight is not about the facts")
And listen to the Podcast:
The Ezra Klein Show (July 30, 2021) - Conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Fight over U.S. History
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