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National Parents’ Coalition Opposes Teaching ‘1619 Project’ Revisionist History in Schools

A national parents’ coalition has denounced the “1619 Project” curriculum jointly developed by the Pulitzer Center and the New York Times as part of a misconceived bid to revise U.S. history, arguing that it undermines the fabric of society. According to remarks made to Breitbart News by the U.S. Parents Involved in Education (USPIE), the 1619 Project threatens to “destroy the freest and most prosperous nation in human history” by claiming that America’s founding was based on racism, slavery, and systemic oppression, instead of on ideals like individual liberty and natural rights. USPIE told the outlet that, with the project’s central claim that such evils are embedded in America’s founding, “there can be no change in policy and no possible transformation that would make the nation redeemable.” “Under the view put forth by the Times and its project, the only possible conclusion is that America must die so that something …