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Oct 07 2019
Nikole Hannah-Jones isn’t remotely honest in her lead 1619 essay.
I wrote a piece a couple of weeks ago about the long history of slavery around the world, since the “1619 Project” pointedly ignored this history.
My argument was that, no matter how horrific slavery was on these shores, it’s a mistake to say that we were exceptional because of slavery.
I was struck by aRich Lowry
Dec 17 2021
The New York Times is like God, who, if Genesis reported Creation correctly, beheld His handiwork and decided “it was very good.” The Times is comparably pleased with itself concerning its creation, “The 1619 Project.”
This began in August 2019 as a special edition of the paper’s Sunday magazine. Now it has become a book by which the Times continues attempting to “reframe” U.S. historyGeorge Will
Nov 17 2021
New York Times Magazine editor Jake Silverstein recently introduced the forthcoming book version of the 1619 Project in a long essay that attempts to head off well-deserved criticism of the original project and the new book. Silverstein’s motive is to explain in advance that the nay-sayers have it all wrong. I don’t yet have the book, so it is possible that Silverstein is right, but judgingThe Federalist
Feb 06 2021
The school curriculum linked to the New York Times’ 1619 Project— an initiative that aims to reframe U.S. history by putting the legacy of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at its center—is once again the target of Republican lawmakers, who seek to ban the materials in three states.
The three bills, recently introduced by state legislators in Arkansas, Iowa, andEducation Week
Feb 03 2023
The first two episodes of “The 1619 Project,” a documentary series which premiered on Hulu on Thursday, brings to life the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times multimedia project created by Nikole Hannah-Jones.
As the first two episodes of “The 1619 Project” make dramatically clear, “the relentless buying, selling, insuring, and financing” of Black people “would help make Wall StreetCNN (Opinion)
Aug 26 2019
The New York Times’ series on slavery relies on bad scholarship to make an argument with an inauspicious history.
‘I say that cotton is king, and that he waves his scepter not only over these 33 states, but over the island of Great Britain and over continental Europe!” So thundered Senator Louis T. Wigfall of Texas in December 1860, as an intended warning to those who doubted theGuest Writer - Right
Aug 08 2021
Democrats who advanced a bill in June to remove statues of white supremacists from the U.S. Capitol ignored a central fact about those figures: All of them had been icons of their party, from Andrew Jackson’s adamantly pro-slavery vice president, John C. Calhoun, to North Carolina Gov. Charles B. Aycock, an architect of the white-supremacist campaign of 1898 that ushered in the era of Jim CrowThe Federalist
Oct 07 2020
An open letter released Tuesday is calling on the Pulitzer Prize Board to revoke its 2020 award for commentary to Nikole Hannah-Jones for her contributions to “The 1619 Project” written by The New York Times – in which the “true founding” of America is claimed to be built on the enslavement of African Americans.
Twenty-one scholars and public writers signed the letter posted on theJust The News
Sep 07 2020
President Trump threatened to redirect funds away from public schools teaching an alternative view of U.S. history based on slavery.
In a Sunday morning tweet, Trump said the Education Department would investigate schools that seek to integrate the 1619 Project, an ongoing New York Times Magazine project that argues the American founding began the year the first slaves were sold toWashington Examiner
Mar 06 2020
In August 19 of last year I listened in stunned silence as Nikole Hannah-Jones, a reporter for the New York Times, repeated an idea that I had vigorously argued against with her fact-checker: that the patriots fought the American Revolution in large part to preserve slavery in North America.
Hannah-Jones and I were on Georgia Public Radio to discuss the path-breaking New York Times 1619Guest Writer