CNN blasted Trump’s decision to threaten to defund schools for teaching the project to children as ‘waging war on history.’
President Trump called the teachings of the project ‘Un-American!’
The President’s comments came after it was alleged that schools in the state of California were teaching the project as part of their state curriculum.
The 1619 Project was set up by the New York Times Magazine in 2019 and teaches children that the birth of America has “roots in slavery and its aftermath.”
The President wrote on twitter: “Department of Education is looking at this. If so, they will not be funded!”
Forbes magazine demanded Trump explain why ‘the Trump administration is threatening to censor the way schools teach about the history of slavery and racism in the United States?’
In its own words, the project “aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very centre of our national narrative.”
The Project also claims capitalism was founded on slavery. And black people have contributed more to democracy than white people.
Recently, the 1619 Project teamed up with the Pulitzer Center to develop school curriculum to use 1619 Project content in classrooms.
Republicans have been staunchly opposed to schools using this as a basis for how they teach American history. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) even introduced a bill in July that would strip funding from schools that use the 1619 Project as part of their curriculum.
“The NYT’s 1619 Project is a racially divisive, revisionist account of history that denies the noble principles of freedom & equality on which our nation was founded,” Senator Cotton tweeted.
“Federal funding shouldn’t help indoctrinate young Americans w/ this left-wing garbage.”
The President wants to crack down on federal agencies teaching racial sensitivity training related to “white privilege” and “critical race theory,” which was blasted in a Friday memo as “anti-American propaganda.”
Trump’s views have alienated the left more with calls for him to ‘leave office.’
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