To the 1619 Project: Use More Art, Less Fake History

The Gulf Stream, 1899, by Winslow Homer. Oil on canvas. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1906)
Look at art before jumping to conclusions.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he 1619 Project, prepared by the New York Times and the Pulitzer Foundation, has taken plenty of hits for factual and intellectual sloppiness and its elevation of ideology — its high-end race baiting — over historical truth. The Project, published in August 2019 as a 100-page standalone issue of the New York Times Magazine, rewrites American history to put anti-black racism at the center of our political, social, and economic evolution since 1619, when 20 slaves arrived in Jamestown, Va. When a journalist starts a story with two whoppers — American patriots rebelled in 1776 to protect the slave system


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