The Critical Race Theory shill Nikole Hannah-Jones, who created the discredited “1619 Project,” thinks parents shouldn’t have a say in their children’s education and that’s “just the fact.”
Hannah-Jones appeared on ‘Meet the Depressed’ with Chuck Todd and shared her view that parents should leave the molding of their children’s minds and morals to “the experts.” Watch:
“I don’t really understand this idea that parents should decide what’s being taught. I’m not a professional educator,” Hannah-Jones said. “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 expertise in the subject area.”
Hannah-Jones refers in passing to Terry McAuliffe, who lost to Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin in the November election. McAuliffe had said that he didn’t think “parents should be telling schools what they should teach” during a debate with now-Governor-elect Youngkin.
She took a shot at homeschoolers, saying that McAuliffe’s remarks are “just the fact” and are “why we send our children to school and don’t homeschool.”
But she wasn’t done yet. She went on a tirade against the parents who fought back against the CRT agenda.
“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 being called racist, but that was a propaganda campaign,” she claimed.
“There are a lot of black parents in Virginia, a lot of Latino parents in Virginia, and they were not being featured in that coverage what they wanted for their kids’ education, which is more teaching about race, more teaching about the history of racism, seemed to have fallen on deaf ears.”
The 1619 Project is a Pulitzer Prize-winning “New York Times” series that has been smuggled into school curricula around the nation, despite the fact that it is a largely debunked piece of fiction that erroneously argues that America was founded on slavery and racism.
Despite the project winning a Pulitzer Prize, it is riddled with historical errors, misleading claims, and mendacious arguments intended to ‘poison the well’ for Americans who revere the founding principles of the United States.
The 1619 Project’s narrative that the U.S. is founded on slavery elides the true nature of the American revolution and contains egregious errors that distort history — with toxic effects. Dr. Allen C. Guelzo, a Princeton professor and scholar of history, dissects a handful of these pervasive errors.
“Among the most egregious of those errors are the claims that the American Revolution was designed to protect slavery,” Guelzo writes. “That no shred of evidence for this assertion exists did nothing to discourage the energy with which it was promoted in Hannah-Jones’ lead essay.”
“Major American historians—notably, my Princeton colleague Sean Wilentz and Gordon Wood, the dean of historians of the Revolution—rejected out of hand the notion that the Founders’ Revolution was executed in defense of slaveholding,” he adds. “Almost as exotic is the 1619 Project’s claim that plantation slavery was a model for a capitalist economy.”
This is clearly Marxian revisionism. And it has no place in America’s school system. That hasn’t stopped the Biden administration from conducting a full press to ensure the nation’s schoolchildren are exposed to it.
However, Nikole Hannah-Jones defended the 1619 Project during her Sunday interview with Chuck Todd against states banning it from school curricula.
“My project, which is a work of journalism in the New York Times,” Hannah-Jones said, “is banned by name in Georgia, in Florida, in Texas, there are efforts to ban the teaching of this history in Oklahoma, in South Dakota, in Tennessee. When we think about what type of society bans books or bans ideas, that is not a free and tolerant democratic society, that is a society that is veering towards authoritarianism.”
“Unless people who believe in free speech, who believe in our children being intellectually challenged, begin to get organized and speak up, I think we’re going into a dark age of repression and suppression of the truth,” she said. “Really, these laws are paving the way for the taking of other political rights like voting rights, like women’s reproductive rights, like rights for LGBTQ people.”
It is perfectly appropriate that misleading works of fictionundertaken in the name of “journalism” be removed from states’ history curricula. After all, she was the one who argued to leave such decisions to the experts.
Recently, Hannah-Jones argued that journalists had become too objective in the face of what she claims is injustice.
“I don’t know that our institutions are going to hold with the assaults that we are seeing on voting rights, on the attempts to ban books, on these memory laws – which they’re calling anti-critical race laws, but they’re really anti-history laws,” she railed. “These are all means of stoking division and resentment, and I don’t think we quite know where we’re going to go at this moment,” Hannah-Jones said.
This is the classic Marxist attack on America: Be as hateful and divisive as possible, while claiming that those who oppose them are hateful and divisive. Parents are now wise to the game – and radical leftists who lie for a living are not happy about it one bit.
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