Florida’s State Board of Education passed a unanimous vote this morning, banning Critical Race Theory (also known as the New York Time’s “1619 Project”). This type of education includes re-writing American History, hundreds of years later, in an effort to avoiding “triggering” today’s progressive liberals, incentivized by the government and media.
Wouldn’t it be helpful if we could go back in time and edit History? Now we can! By implementing the “1619 Project” also known as Critical Race Theory, we have the ability to destroy everything our country has worked for by focusing on only negative actions that happened on American soil starting even before the United States of America officially ended slavery in 1865, and hold ourselves personally responsible! Not edited enough? Critical Race Theory also incorporates ‘conspiracy theories’ suggesting Anti-Black Racism has been woven into every instance of law, and every facet of social society. If you disagree–in any way–with this twisted “belief system” you are, yourself, deemed racist.
The 1619 Project, defined by the New York Times on their Official Website, states “The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.” Nikole Hannah-Jones started this racist ideology that suggests all white Americans should be ashamed of themselves, their ancestors, and the founded of their country.
Here are some “1619 Project” Direct Quotes:
- “Out of slavery — and the anti-black racism it required — grew nearly everything that has truly made America exceptional”
- “The seeds of all that were planted long before our official birth date, in 1776”
- “The goal of The 1619 Project is to reframe American history”
- “American history cannot be told truthfully without a clear vision of how inhuman and immoral the treatment of black Americans has been”
- “By acknowledging this shameful history”
Governor Ron DeSantis told reporters “You teach the facts. You teach everything that has happened. But Critical Race Theory is basically race essentialism. It teaches people to view that as the most important characteristic and obviously, if you are of certain races – Caucasian or whatnot – they view that in a negative light.”
Since it’s inception, the “1619 Project” has done little to improve the divide that currently exists within our country.
Americans should be aware of the actions to abolish slavery, started with our very first President, that change began to occur among our Founding Fathers, as American society began to develop. Slavery isn’t something that could instantly be physically stopped during this time, and the majority of Americans were unable to read or write. In fact, it would take a Civil War to fully end Slavery, which at the time (~1776) would have caused the newly founded America to collapse under British Rule.
Throughout American History, there are stories of both Slaves freed by manumission, self-freedom, and born free, who went on to be of integral importance to the Founding of our Nation. Honorable men, such as Peter Salem, joined the military to fight alongside white American troops in the Revolutionary War. In fact, it was Peter Salem who shot and killed Major John Pitcairn of the British Marines during the battle of Bunker Hill. He was indeed a hero.
Another Historic Black man, James Forten, was born free in 1766, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He became a very wealthy business owner, employing both black and white Americans. James Forten was the grandson, of a slave who had “freed themselves”.
Sojourner Truth, a women’s rights activist, fought for women’s rights in America, and was the first black woman to win a court case against a white man.
Phillis Wheatley, born into slavery, learned to read and write by the age of 9 and, in 1773, became the first African American to publish a book of poetry. George Washington, a fan of her work, invited her to his headquarters to meet her in 1776. Thomas Paine published her work that year in the Pennsylvania Gazette.
Richard Allen, born into slavery, taught himself to read and write. His Master Stokley Sturgis, became convinced that Slavery was wrong, after hearing a preacher speak about sin on his plantation. Sturgis began helping his slaves buy their freedom. Richard Allen bought his freedom in 1780, and in 1784 became a Preacher himself.
Crispus Attucks, who died in 1770, is said to be the “first American killed during the American Revolution”. He played a Heroic role in the founding of the United States of America.
Benjamin Banneker, wrote the American Almanac in 1792, 1793, and 1794.
Frederick Douglass, became famous for his influential autobiographical writings. He first publication was released in 1845.
Ira Aldridge, was a professional actor who got their start in 1821 at the African Grove Theatre
Yet, Critical Race Theory teaches that America’s history is “shameful” and we should “reframe history”. Our country, since its inception has made continuous and consistent change towards providing freedom and liberty to all Americans. Critical Race Theory, disregards any positive Black (or white) influence that has developed the history of our nation. Critical Race Theory regards any white influence as malicious, and racist. Historically, there were many white Americans who’s beliefs were against slavery, and there were many free Black Americans, which both paved the way for this inspiring, free country we now live in.
However, disavowing of any positive significance our history has provided us, Critical Race Theory blinds people to believe that they should not be proud of any sacrifice any of our ancestors made for this country. Both Black and white American heroes who gave their lives for our country, our freedom, and our pursuit of happiness. The 1619 Project reduces our American History to one word: Racist.
The belief that Racism is embedded into every aspect of America society is AntiAmerican. It even goes as far as to suggest traditional ‘Patriotism’ is a ‘Racist ideology’. Teaching our youth of America to see this country in a sickening negative light, contributes to the weakening of stability, dismissal of equality, and is the greatest contributing factor to our national division.
Florida banning the “1619 Project” from being push in school systems as “education”, may inspire other states to follow. Governor Ron DeSantis seems to be leading the way for innovative defense against the evolving corruption that seems to be sweeping our nation. America is a country build and founded on national pride. Rather than attempting to revive the horrific events of the past, we should focus on America’s positive achievements, and how they correlate to our modern times. Racism isn’t as prevalent as the Mainstream Media wants Americans to think. Racism is Anti-American. To say our country is founded from Racism, and to say it is embedded in our modern age, goes against everything this country stands for, and what it was–and is still to this day–fought for. By teaching Critical Race Theory in education systems, we allow dichotomy to permanently reside in American culture.