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1619 Project Founder: America ‘Not An Exceptional Nation’

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1619 Project Founder: America ‘Not An Exceptional Nation’

 

 

https://www.dailywire.com/

By  Paul Bois

Sep 10, 2020  

 

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New York Times Magazine reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones, founder of the 1619 Project, said that the United States is “not an exceptional nation” and that the Founding Fathers actually “did not believe in democracy.”

Speaking at Mount Holyoke College’s Common Read Keynote event, Hannah-Jones said that the 1619 Project, which charges that America was founded to protect the institution of slavery, has been falsely portrayed as anti-American by people who have not read the project. Though she believes America has exceptional ideas, she does not believe those ideas translate into an exceptional nation.

“I don’t think we’re an exceptional nation. I think that’s ludicrous for any nation to make that claim, and we certainly cannot make that claim,” she said, as reported by Fox News. “We’re a nation founded on genocide, and chattel slavery, and classism, and gender discrimination. We’re not. We had exceptional ideas but we’re not an exceptional nation. But if you believe that, then your country can certainly withstand scrutiny.”

On history being taught in schools the way it’s taught, Hannah-Jones said that it does not focus on the truth, and instead services a political agenda, asserting that the United States founders never believed in democracy.

“It’s not about truth, it’s about giving us a shared sense of American exceptionalism and American identity and because of that you had to downplay genocide, you had to downplay what happened with chattel slavery, you had to downplay what happened to most marginalized groups,” she said.

As The Daily Wire reported earlier this week, President Trump threatened to withhold funding from schools that teach the 1619 Project as part of their curriculum. Historians have long criticized the 1619 Project for being a work of political propaganda and not a piece of legitimate history.

“These errors, which concern major events, cannot be described as interpretation or ‘framing,’” the historians wrote in a letter to The New York Times. “They are matters of verifiable fact, which are the foundation of both honest scholarship and honest journalism. They suggest a displacement of historical understanding by ideology. Dismissal of objections on racial grounds — that they are the objections of only ‘white historians’ — has affirmed that displacement.”

In response to the backlash, Hannah-Jones said that the 1619 Project was meant to be an “origin story,” not actual history.

 

 

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Ticked@TinselTown
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New York Times Magazine reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones, founder of the 1619 Project, said that the United States is “not an exceptional nation” and that the Founding Fathers actually “did not believe in democracy.”

Might be why they founded a REPUBLIC you ignorant sow.

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mjperry51

What the censored is an “origin story” and why is it being taught as a contradiction to factual US history?

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gravelrash

Count yourself blessed that you were born in the United States where we have Freedom of Speech and a people and culture who will respectfully disagree. Spew this bile against your country in China, Russia, India, Somalia, Iraq, Lebanon, or even the European Union or Canada, see what that gets you.  Hint: Not rewards for journalism.

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Taggart Transcontinental

193 nations in this planet. If this one sucks so bad, just leave it. There are 192 other nations that have varying degrees of socialism / communism / marxism. You can find your just right flavor of Government control and you can worship it there.

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Howsithangin

Cow

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Rock N' Roll Right Winger

So these "woke" black racist types are fabricating their own US history and are trying to get it forced upon the rest of us? Because that's what this is.

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Natural Selection

“There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.” -George Orwell

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aldojon

they didn't believe in "democracy" because they know what true democracy is - two wolves and a sheep deciding what is for lunch!  the Republic protects minorities from the wolves!

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zurg
On 9/12/2020 at 1:47 PM, aldojon said:

they didn't believe in "democracy" because they know what true democracy is - two wolves and a sheep deciding what is for lunch!  the Republic protects minorities from the wolves!

The leftists/democrats have succeeded in getting the minority to believe that a system that doesn’t protect minority rights but instead makes them dependent, is the right one for them. 

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grimreefer
On 9/12/2020 at 1:04 AM, pepperonikkid said:

the Founding Fathers actually “did not believe in democracy.”

Did she just find this out? She said that like it's a bad thing. :nuts:

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RedSoloCup

Dumbass 

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