Project 1619

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Lies, Half-Truths, and Inconsistencies

Among the author’s many points about The 1619 Project are five major errors listed below.

1. 1619 removes American slavery from any context. It never acknowledges that slavery existed (and continues to exist) in other cultures, places and eras. For instance, it never mentions that slavery existed in the Americas long before any Europeans arrived. It does not point out that most Africans were initially enslaved by other Africans and then sold to European slave traders.