Stuff you may or may not agree with depending on your echo chamber.
If you have school-age children, you need to be fully in touch with what may be happening in your schools. Many school districts have adopted the New York Times’ 1619 Project as their new guide to the history of slavery. The problem with this is that it’s not historically accurate.
This article, written by John McWhorter, an Associate Professor at Columbia University, goes into detail and shoots holes in much of what is claimed in the 1619 Project.
McWhorter is one of many scholars and historians who have chimed in about the inaccuracies and “journalistic liberties” taken by the authors. Personally, one of the people I respect most in life and proudly call a friend (and who also happens to be quite Liberal), has a PhD in History and also believes that the 1619 Project lacks merit.
As we delve deeper into this cancel culture, it’s even more important to preserve the truth, good or bad.
As always, do your own research but if your district has adopted this as fact and you believe that your children should be taught the truth, then you need to consider voicing your concerns about the 1619 Project with your local school district.