Should Trump Defund Schools Pushing 1619 Project?
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. September 8, 2020
“The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, its history. Then have somebody write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history. Before long the nation will begin to forget what it is and what it was.” ~ The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, by Milan Kunedera
President Trump has threatened to defund any schools that teach the 1619 Project, a collection of essays, short fiction, and poems by the New York Times that claims 1619, not 1776, is the true date of our founding because that’s when the first slave ship arrived in the American colonies.