Conservatives unhappy with the New York Times’ 1619 Project

Conservatives unhappy with the New York Times’ 1619 Project

The New York Times rolled out the printed version of The 1619 Project, a historical-journalism project devoted to changing the way Americans currently understand and discuss the legacy of slavery. Conservative pundits were unhappy and heavyweights such as Newt Gingrich, Erick Erickson tweeted excessively against it.

Chris
Chris
(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 5 months

As a history student this disgusts me: politically motivated, biased, This project essentially looks at the thirteen colonies from a purely negative perspective despite the fact that everyone at the time fits underneath the modern definition of racism. Hell. Even some abolitionists fit underneath the description of racist. The project is basically virtue signaling on how terrible the colonies were for not being woke. I’m not saying kids should learn to adhere to the history of this country as being a bastion of democracy and a benevolent power to fight tyranny, but rather they should be taught the significance of what the founding fathers started.

Avi Khait
Avi Khait 5 months

It's the dirty rag NYT. Did you expect facts?

Voice of Reason
Voice of Reason 5 months

HEY YOU! YES YOU READING THE COMMENTS! Before you type a single word, do yourself a favor and read the realclearpolitics article because they tear this bullshit to shreds, burn it and piss on the ashes. The opening line: "It’s impossible to understand The New York Times’ 1619 Project as anything but sweeping historical revisionism in the service of contemporary left-wing politics."

jackspedicie
jackspedicie 5 months

"The conservative backlash" -Slate also there are no conservative articles on it

Pj Sina
Pj Sina 5 months

I don't know any conservatives who are mad at learning what happened during the slave days. but don't get me wrong, I don't think that it should be required in school.

Mod Okay
Mod Okay 5 months

(Not my original statement but I agree with it) Conservatives angry about tearing down confederate monuments because it erases history but on the same hand are mad that people are being taught about the horrors of slavery.....real consistent.

porcus
porcus 5 months

The Federalist article was better, imo. https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/20/ghost-john-c-calhoun-haunts-todays-american-left/

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