Racist and communist New York Times reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones wrote the 1619 Project and was given a Pulitzer prize for her unbalanced distortion of American history.
Since that time many school districts have adopted it, along with the communist Pre-K-12 Black Lives Matter and the communist Critical Race Theory curricula. The objective is to graduate Marxist students.
On June 25, 2020, the Federalist website reported that when Nikole Hannah-Jones was a student at the University of Notre Dame in 1995 she wrote an article titled “Modern Savagery” in which she accused the “white race” of being the “biggest murderer, rapist, pillager, and thief of the modern world” that was published in the November 21, 1995 issue of The Observer. Hanna-Jones wrote that “Christopher Columbus and those like him were no different than Hitler.”
Hannah-Jones explained the following:
“Africans had been to the Americas long before Columbus or any Europeans. The difference is that Africans had the decency and respect for human life to learn from the Native Americans and trade technology with them.
The pyramids of the Aztecs and the great stone heads of the Olmecs are lasting monuments to the friendship of these two peoples.”
Hannah-Jones wrote that the “white race even today, the descendants of these savage people pump drugs and guns into the Black community, pack Black people into the squalor of segregated urban ghettos, and continue to be bloodsuckers in our communities. Yet, it was Columbus that set the platforms for these racist American institutions.”
She concluded, “But after everything that those barbaric devils did, I do not hate them or their descendants.”
Can we really trust this racist reporter to write an objective history of America? She is someone who hates whites.
The New York Times 1619 project incorrectly makes slavery rather than freedom the central and defining idea of the American experience, Marxist Nikole Hannah-Jones, an anti-white reporter for The New York Times, believes that free enterprise and capitalism are racist. She insists “anti-black racism runs in the very DNA of this country.”
This is a Marxist distorted history of America along the same ideas of Howard Zinn’s communist book, A People’s History of America.
The 1619 Project has been strongly criticized by several American historians, including historians of the American Revolution Gordon Wood and Sean Wilentz and Civil War historians James McPherson and Richard Carwardine.
McPherson explained the following:
“I am disturbed by the project’s unbalanced, one-sided account, which lacked context and perspective on the complexity of slavery, which was clearly, obviously, not an exclusively American institution, but existed throughout history. Slavery in the United States was only a small part of a larger world process that unfolded over many centuries. And in the United States, too, there was not only slavery but also an antislavery movement.”
Historian James Oakes criticized Hannah-Jones’s assertion that “Anti-black racism runs in the very DNA of this country.”
Historian Leslie M. Harris, who was consulted by the New York Times during development of the 1619 Project, wrote in Politico that she warned of the historical inaccuracy of the idea that the 13 colonies went to war to protect slavery, but “despite my advice, the Times published the incorrect statement about the American Revolution anyway.”
The 1619 project has also received criticism from many conservatives.
Former House of Representatives Speaker and historian Newt Gingrich criticized the project as “brainwashing propaganda”, in a tweet, and called it “a lie” in a subsequent interview by the media. Senator Ted Cruz has also called the project propaganda.
Byron York wrote in the Washington Examiner, that “the 1619 project is an attempt to reframe American history in accordance with the values of New York Times editors, as part of an alleged ongoing campaign by the paper to shift the narrative of the Trump presidency from the Trump-Russia affair toward race, in the re-election year.”
On August 18, 2019, the Washington Examiner stated, “The 1619 project has been panned by critics as an attempt to reduce the entirety of American history to a lesson on slavery and race.”
On December 23, 2019, Adam Sewer wrote in The Atlantic that on December 4, 2019, Princeton historian Sean Wilentz, sent a letter that was also signed by James McPherson, Gordon Wood, Victoria Bynum, and James Oakes, all leading scholars in their field, to the three top New York Times editors and the publisher, A. G. Sulzberger.
The letter sent to the Times was extremely critical of the 1619 Project. The letter said that “matters of verifiable fact” that “cannot be described as interpretation or ‘framing’” and says the project reflected “a displacement of historical understanding by ideology.”
“To teach children that the American Revolution was fought in part to secure slavery would be giving a fundamental misunderstanding not only of what the American Revolution was all about but what America stood for and has stood for since the Founding,” Wilentz told Sewer.
Anti-slavery ideology was a “very new thing in the world in the 18th century,” Wilentz said, and “there was more anti-slavery activity in the colonies than in Britain.”
Sewer explained that Former Speaker of the House of Representatives and a historian Newt Gingrich stated that the 1619 Project is a “lie.” Gingrich pointed out that “there were several hundred thousand white Americans who died in the Civil War in order to free the slaves.”
There’s plenty of rock-solid proof that the 1619 Project is garbage so why is anyone listening to Nikole Hannah-Jones?
Because the loudest person in the room gets the attention. It’s time for Conservatives to get loud and stop allowing racist ideology to indoctrinate our children and youth.
Frank de Varona recently spoke at the *We The People Fight Back Event* about the radical left’s goal of destroying America as we know it.
Watch Frank’s full presentation here…
Get Your Tickets to Frank de Salvatore speak LIVE at the next *We The People Fight Back Event* on August 20 & 21, 2021 in Naples, Florida…