By: Diane Benjamin
Local school Districts claim the 1619 Project isn’t being taught. Obviously it is since numerous students mentioned it at the District 87 School Board meeting.
See this article, the author even admits it isn’t history: https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/07/1619-project-creator-admits-it-is-not-a-history-but-a-fight-to-control-the-national-narrative/
Nikole Hannah-Jones won a Pulitzer prize for her fiction however. First the Nobel Prize (Obama) diminishes itself, now Pulitzer.
Jones calls her work journalism. Journalism has no credibility because of people like Jones.
Jones didn’t even get her fake history right. The 1619 Project was created to REPLACE history instead of inform.
Portugal settled what is now Brazil. They brought 4.5 million slaves from Africa.
How many slaves were brought to the colonies? 388,000. An estimated 10.7 million slaves survived the trip to the New World, but the colonies only had 388,000!
Note who published those facts: PBS.
Kids are being taught to hate America as a racist country. District 87 should be ashamed of what they did to kids in their system.
One more thing: The 3/5ths clause.
It never meant blacks were 3/5ths a person. The south wanted to count slaves when deciding how many representatives they had in Congress. Of course slaves wouldn’t be allowed to vote.
The north countered with if you count property we will count our cattle. After all, both are property according to you.
The 3/5ths clause was the compromise reached, it is an anti-slavery statement because the south could easily increase their representation by freeing the slaves.
It took a civil war instead of common sense.
Even former black slave Fredrick Douglas knew that: https://newswithviews.com/the-constitutions-35-clause-agrees-black-lives-matter/
Teach your kids the truth, the schools sure aren’t.