Radical groups like Black Lives Matter have embraced the ahistorical and factually ridiculous 1619 Project, as have the school districts of Chicago and D.C. The theory claims that 1619, not 1776, is the real starting point of America, as that is the date African slaves arrived in Virginia — and that everything after that year in America should be viewed through that loony kaleidoscope. The Pulitzer Center invented a biased and Bolshevik school curriculum based on the project, and President Trump responded to a tweet stating that California would be using it.
“Department of Education is looking at this,” President Trump said. “If so, they will not be funded!”
Department of Education is looking at this. If so, they will not be funded! https://t.co/dHsw6Y6Y3M
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2020
The president has fought the culture wars with great gusto because he understands what the Left is trying to do to the country through cultural indoctrination. He also understands the political benefits of opposing the far-left, as a majority of Americans, even the center-left, do not support the mendacity of hard-left and Democrat agitprop. The president has been adamant on cultural issues, much to the delight of his base and swing voters.
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Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas called the project “a racially divisive, revisionist account of history that denies the noble principles of freedom and equality on which our nation was founded.” He is right. It is a Frankfurt School Marxist initiative to indoctrinate children with America-hating propaganda.
Black national leader Bob Woodson rejects the 1619 Project as “repulsive,” adding that he has started the “1776 Initiative” to combat the attempt to radicalize American history. “What they’re doing is rewriting American history— and, unfortunately, they are using the suffering and struggle of black Americans as a bludgeon to beat America and define America as a criminal organization. And it’s lethal. It is one of the most diabolical, self-destructive ideas that I’ve ever heard.”
Woodson, an Air Force veteran from Philadelphia, said that the project is bitterly stereotyping “all white Americans as oppressors and black Americans as victims. It’s exempting [the African American community] from any kind of personal responsibility. It’s really white supremacy to assume that blacks have no agency.” Exactly. Woodson, as others do, realizes that true white supremacy is evidenced in how white liberals have spent the last fifty years destroying black families and black communities by their race hustling and patronizing policies. Woodson said the 1776 Initiative will rightfully focus on the “real birth of America” and demonstrate that the collective assertion of black radicals is a “lie.”
“But we’re not going to engage in vitriolic debate. What we’re going to offer through our essays, through our scholars that we brought together, we are providing an aspirational and inspirational alternative narrative that presents facts.” Woodson seems to comprehend that the destruction of so much of black America has little to do with 1619 and everything to do with Democrat policies aimed at blacks for several decades. Black families and communities survived slavery and Jim Crow. They have fared much worse against the racism of the Democrats.
This opinion piece was written by David Kamioner on September 7, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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