New York Times Launches Crusade to 'Reframe' America as Defined by Slavery and Racism

NewsBusters | 8/18/2019 | Staff
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Byron York at the Washington Examiner reports The New York Times is embarking on a very ambitious crusade to define slavery as the dominant narrative of America, even to this day.

This is what the paper hopes the project will accomplish: "It aims to reframe the country's history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are."

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Another, more concise statement from the Times: "The goal of The 1619 Project is to reframe American history."

The project was launched with an entire edition of The New York Times Magazine loaded with left-wing essays on slavery's everlasting effects:

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-- Politics and inequality ("America holds onto an undemocratic assumption from its founding: that some people deserve more power than others.")

-- Even daily life ("What does a traffic jam in Atlanta have to do with segregation? Quite a lot.").

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The Times promises more 1619 Project stories in the future, not just in the paper's news sections, but in the business, sports, travel, and other sections. The Times podcast The Daily, which airs on a bunch of NPR stations, will also devote time to it.

York reports the newspaper is also hoping to indoctrinate the children on their slavery narrative.

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A major goal of the 1619 Project is to take the reframing message to schools. The Times has joined an organization called the Pulitzer Center (which, it should be noted, is not the organization that hands out the Pulitzer Prize) to create a 1619 Project curriculum....
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