The NYT Wants To Make American History Revolve Around Slavery
Slavery has been abolished since the end of the Civil War, and the Civil Rights movement gave society the adjustment it needed to properly make everyone equal. But it seems the NYT is not happy with American History. The NYT wants to change it, they want to reframe our history so that it revolves around slavery. They want to make it seem like America started when slavery began. It is called project 1619.
"The 1619 Project" refers to the 400th anniversary of the arrival of black slaves in the U.S. The Times makes no attempt to hide their insidious goals: "It aims to reframe the country's history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are."
The Washington Examiner's Byron York explains the concise meaning of this: "The goal of The 1619 Project is to reframe American history."
The basic thrust of the 1619 Project is that everything in American history is explained by slavery and race. The message is woven throughout the first publication of the project, an entire edition of the Times magazine. It begins with an overview of race in America — "Our democracy's founding ideals were false when they were written. Black Americans have fought to make them true." — written by Times writer Nikole Hannah-Jones, who on Twitter uses the identity Ida Bae Wells, from the crusading late 19th-early 20th century African American journalist Ida B. Wells.
Hannah-Jones has some truly bizarre notions of American history:
The essays go on to cover the economy ("If you want to understand the brutality of American capitalism, you have to start on the plantation."), the food we eat ("The sugar that saturates the American diet has a barbaric history as the 'white gold' that fueled slavery."), the nation's physical health ("Why doesn't the United States have universal healthcare? The answer begins with policies enacted after the Civil War."), politics ("America holds onto an undemocratic assumption from its founding: that some people deserve more power than others."), daily life ("What does a traffic jam in Atlanta have to do with segregation? Quite a lot."), and much more.
The Times promises more 1619 Project stories in the future, not just in the paper's news sections, but in the business, sports, travel, and other sections. The Times' popular podcast, The Daily, will also devote time to it.
This may be the most ambitious left-wing propaganda project in history."
They have plans for project 1619 to hit our schools, making it so new generations would never know the truth. These kids would think that America is all about slavery, when we are so much more.
This is such a biased perspective, sure we had slaves that tended to crops and served people, but we also had sharecroppers and farmhands that tended to crops, and maids and butlers that served people. Even the Civil War was caused because of the strain that the North was putting on the South with heavy taxes namely the tariff of 1928. Sadly the abolishing of slavery was not even the primary cause of the war.
So slavery was by no means the central point in American History. We have a multifaceted history of immigration, expansion westward, industrialization, innovation, and many cultures coming together with different ideas that have shaped this nation and future generations need to know this.