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President Donald Trump indicated that the U.S. Department of Education may yank federal funding from public school systems that implement the 1619 Project curriculum.
In response to a tweet that California is incorporating the left-wing propaganda into its educational program, Trump responded that “Department of Education is looking at this. If so, they will not be funded!”
Department of Education is looking at this. If so, they will not be funded! https://t.co/dHsw6Y6Y3M
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2020
In the divisive and unreliable alternative journalistic take on American history that the New York Times created and then managed to spread far and wide, 1619 refers to the year that slaves first arrived in the colonies. The premise by the authors is that 1619, not 1776, was thus the year of America’s founding.