We have done a few posts on historians who’ve taken issue with and asked for corrections to the New York Times’ 1619 Project, a collection of essays that many school districts have adopted into their history curriculums. “It left the history out,” said one scholar. The Bulwark said earlier this year that the 1619 Project “rests on bad history and misrepresented facts,” and when Sen. Tom Cotton started making noise about pulling funds from schools that use the 1619 Project in their curriculums, project founder Nikole Hannah-Jones admitted that “the 1619 Project is not a history” but rather “a work of journalism that explicitly seeks to challenge the national narrative and, therefore, the national memory.”
So it’s not a history, but it’s being used in many school districts to teach history, supposedly.
Cotton was on with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Wednesday night and talked about his opposition to using the 1619 Project in schools.
— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) July 30, 2020
Sorry to burst the bubble but this is already being taught in schools…America is bad and founded on racism. Its been going on for decades. Just look at every kid in antifa and blm movement and gen Z instagram pages
— Mt Diablo Republican Club (@blackhawkrwf) July 30, 2020
Thank goodness it's debunked!
It's a perspective, it's an "option", it's a romanticized identity, it's a "fill-in-the-blank", BUT definitely not history.
— Mom.at.work (@Momatwork3) July 30, 2020
Thank you for standing up against this ideological nonsense.
— CassNichole (@cassnichole) July 30, 2020
Thank you for your fearlessness in speaking out against revisionist history. It’s not easy standing up for what you believe in nowadays but your efforts don’t go unnoticed.
— Lauren Elizabeth (@Coast__Coast) July 30, 2020
Thank you. What an outrage this false history is.
— lynnchu (@lynnchu) July 30, 2020
Activism is not History!
— RAFAEL DE LA LASTRA 🇺🇸 (@RafaDELALASTRA) July 30, 2020
— Titus 3: 4-7 (@AHaPtHF) July 30, 2020
I watched you on Tucker Carlson. Thank you for taking a stand against 1619 Project. Are there any other conservative Republicans standing with you? #1619ProjectFiction
— Sandra (@SandraSandlc52) July 30, 2020
THANK YOU 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 absolute insanity that you even need to fight for this. But America thanks you for doing it.
— 𝕁𝕖𝕟𝕟 🇺🇸✝️🇺🇸 (@AveryRyla) July 30, 2020
Anyone crying about this being "racist", think. They may be dumbing your kids down & teaching them false history, but you can bet everything you own, their kids get the best education. Who will succeed?
So thank you, Tom.
— Brunie (@MyPugGrumble) July 30, 2020
Watched you on Tucker, I agree with preventing the teaching of this revisionist history 1619 book to our children. We must make it easier for charter schools to open. Teachers union put up road blocks, charters can’t use empty schools. We must stop teachers unions strangle hold
— Corry Carden (@corry2449) July 30, 2020
Exactly, broadening history would be fine to include different early Americans but not this. History needs to remain factual and the 1619 project is not. It’s an agenda.
— JaceeOrtiz (@DuraGalleta) July 30, 2020
Thank you Senator Cotton for fighting the 1619 Project. The leftists are once again rewriting history and the 1619 Project is one more piece of anti-American propaganda.
1619 is full of false information and should never be allowed in our schools!
— Mary Jo Alton (@MaryJoAlton1) July 30, 2020
We doubt the bill has a chance, but it’s always good to see someone shine a light on what public schools are teaching, if anything.
‘Actually a damning admission’: 1619 Project creator admits it’s ‘not a history’ but rather a ‘challenge to the national narrative’ https://t.co/uC9zKGLaCR
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 27, 2020