“The 1619 Project doesn’t seem to believe in America or black people,”—those words come from Brown University Economics Professor Glenn Loury, talking about the New York Times’ project that’s pushing a revisionist history of slavery and the United States.
The 1619 Project aims to redefine America’s founding date and its founding values.
The 1619 Project presents a stilted view of American history. It tells of slavery (almost exclusively) but not the Civil War. It covers the Tuskegee Experiment but not the Tuskegee Airmen.
Theirs is a demonstrably false story of America as the forever oppressor and black Americans as the forever victims.
But the battle has now been joined.
A group of leading black intellectuals—led by Civil Rights Movement veteran Bob Woodson—have launched “1776 Unites” as a direct response to 1619’s divisiveness.
Woodson is correcting the historical record, as he said, “in the spirit of 1776, the date of America’s true founding.”