The New York Times at the end of 2019 launched the 1619 Project to“reframe” American history.
Forget any racial decency in our history. We’re rotten to the core, according to the 1619 Project.
1619, you see, was the year the first slaves arrived in the Virginia colony (it was also the year the first representative assembly was held in the colony—but the Project doesn’t bother about that).
The New York Times posits 1619 as the real year of our founding, and it was a founding steeped in racism and oppression, which are still the core of our national character.Continue Reading …1776 Project vs. 1619 Project: Black Historians Correct New York Times