1619 PROJECT FROM NYT DIVIDES, 1776 UNITES

Feb 21, 2020 by

2.20.20 – Campaign for Working Families

“1619 Project from NYT Divides, 1776 Unites”

By Gary Bauer

https://mailchi.mp/cwfpac.com/eodarchive-26459?e=ecf1613633

 
I am pleased to report that a group of scholars has come together to defend our nation.  They are specifically rebutting the absurd claims of the 1619 Project, launched by the New York Times, to recast America as a racist nation founded on the evil of slavery.  (The first African slaves arrived in America in 1619.)  Public schools across the country are embracing this fiction and teaching it as fact in their classrooms.
 
Many historians have spoken out against the 1619 Project.  And now several of the nation’s preeminent black scholars, pastors and activists are pushing back too, and speaking up for America through what they are calling “1776.” 
 
These black scholars are offering “alternative perspectives that celebrate the progress America has made.”  They are also working to “highlight the resilience of its people.” 
 
As Professor Glenn Loury noted, it is wrong to blame American for slavery because, “Slavery was a fact of human civilization since antiquity.  Abolition is the new idea. . . a Western idea not possible without the democratic institutions that were built in 1776.”
 
Robert Woodson, one of the principals behind 1776, blasted the negative message coming from the New York Times, saying that it “discourages blacks” and that “nothing is more lethal than a good excuse for failing.”  He said the creators of the 1619 Project “don’t believe in America,” adding “I get the impression that they don’t believe in black people.”
 
Another participant in 1776 is former Vanderbilt Professor Carol Swain, who has done outstanding research on the impact of illegal immigration on the black community.  Swain slammed the 1619 Project for offering a “very crippling message to our children.” 
 
Please, talk to your children about what they are being taught in their schools about America.  If they are being exposed to the 1619 Project, contact their teachers, school administrators and your local school board members and insist that they incorporate material from 1776 for a more balanced and accurate history of America.

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TO VIEW THE VERY DISTURBING AND BIASED 1619 PROJECT CURRICULUM FROM THE NYT, PLEASE GO TO THESE TWO LINKS:

https://pulitzercenter.org/sites/default/files/reading_guide_for_the_1619_project_essays_0.pdf

https://pulitzercenter.org/builder/lesson/reading-guide-quotes-key-terms-and-questions-26504

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