Nikole Hannah-Jones, the creator of the highly criticized “1619 Project” says that parents should have no say in what their children are taught in school. I can understand why she feels that way. When you make up your own history, you don’t want anyone checking it for accuracy.
Her 1619 project is universally criticized with the lone exception of the New York Times who endorsed it with all their heart.
Hannah-Jones is not a historian, she is a journalist. It is her claim that this country began when the first slave arrived in 1619. She further states that the American Revolutionary War was fought so the states could keep slavery. That is blatantly false as England did not abolish slavery until 1833.
So, if slavery was the issue, the war would have been totally unnecessary. Both conservative and liberal historians agree on one thing. The 1619 project is riddled with fake history.
During a “Meet the Press” appearance on Sunday, Hannah-Jones opined on how much parents should be able to control what their children are taught in school.
Chuck Todd asked her:
“The Virginia’s governor’s race was arguably decided on the strength of how influential should parents be on curriculum? How do we do this?”
“Well, I would say the governor’s race in Virginia was decided based on the success of a right-wing propaganda campaign that told white parents that they needed to fight against their children being indoctrinated as race — as being called racists. But that was a propaganda campaign.”
“And I don’t really understand this idea that parents should decide what’s being taught.”
“I’m not a professional educator. I don’t have a degree in social studies or science. We send our children to school because we want them to be taught by people who have an expertise in the subject area. And that is not my job.”
I think that Hannah-Jones should convince her fellow progressives to make that the main plank for the party in 2022. That only they can control education in this country. And parents should shut up and mind their own business. If they would do that, we can’t lose. Hannah-Jones got one thing wrong. Both Blacks and whites criticized the teaching of Critical Race Theory in the schools. And the second item was the allowing of boys in the girl’s restroom that led to rape that they tried to cover up.