1619 Project

jim_lemayjim_lemay Member Posts: 3,026 ✭✭✭

Another LSM "a story" that is not "the story". Anybody here believe the tall tale?



  • nononsensenononsense Member, Moderator Posts: 10,296 ******
    It would be helpful if you provided some information regarding this subject to prevent the members from having to search and research the topic.

    The 1619 Project is an ongoing project developed by The New York Times Magazine in 2019 with the goal of re-examining the legacy of slavery in the United States and timed for the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia. It is an interactive project by Nikole Hannah-Jones, a reporter for The New York Times, with contributions by the paper's writers, including essays on the history of different aspects of contemporary American life which the authors believe have "roots in slavery and its aftermath." It also includes poems, short fiction, and a photo essay. Originally conceived of as a special issue for August 20, 2019, it was soon turned into a full-fledged project, including a special broadsheet section in the newspaper, live events, and a multi-episode podcast series.

    The New York Times has said that the contributions were deeply researched, and arguments verified by a team of fact-checkers in consultation with historians. However, historians Gordon S. Wood, James M. McPherson, and Richard Carwardine are among those who have criticized the 1619 Project, stating that the project has put forward misleading and historically inaccurate claims, including ignorance of context, misrepresentation of quotes by key figures of the time, and an intentional lack of inclusion of historical facts and events that refute the primary thesis of the 1619 project, leading one critic to call the work "a preposterous and one-dimensional reading of the American past."

    Project creator Nikole Hannah-Jones was awarded the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for the 1619 Project.

    Hannah-Jones was born in Waterloo, Iowa, to father Milton Hannah, who is African-American, and mother Cheryl A. Novotny, who is of Czech and English descent. (Bi-Racial) Hannah-Jones is the second of three sisters. In 1947, when her father was two years old, his family moved north to Iowa from Greenwood, Mississippi, in the Mississippi Delta region, as did many other African-American families.

    Hannah-Jones and her sister attended almost all-white schools as part of a voluntary program of desegregation busing. She attended Waterloo West High School, where she wrote for the high school newspaper and graduated in 1994.

    Hannah-Jones has a bachelor's degree in History and African-American Studies from the University of Notre Dame, which she received in 1998. While at Notre Dame Hannah-Jones penned an op-ed for The Observer in which she compared Columbus to Hitler, and referred to the “white race” as “devils.” She graduated from the University of North Carolina Hussman School of Journalism and Media with a master's degree in 2003, where she was a Roy H. Park Fellow.

  • chiefrchiefr Member Posts: 10,590 ✭✭✭
    Just illustrative of how journalism today is activism, propaganda, and ideology. Been a race to the bottom for some time.

    Even the Pulitzer prize has been poisoned. An award for activism and spreading the DEMOCRAT party world view.
    Toss the Pulitzer in the same heap as the Oscars and the Nobel peace prize.
  • kimikimi Member Posts: 44,050 ✭✭✭
    I see this project more like one that might be considered 1369. 
    What's next?
  • WearyTravelerWearyTraveler Member Posts: 1,982 ✭✭✭
    kimi said:
    I see this project more like one that might be considered 1369. 
    That’s what I fell my MOS was...
    ”People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
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