A 1969 Project Would Say Moon Landing Didn’t Happen

The New York Times’ woke campaign “1619 Project” offers restitution for slavery with typical newspaper biz philanthropy: the in-kind contributions. Thus “all the news that’s fit to print” gets trimmed by what isn’t centric to the African American experience, but retroactively! The Grey Lady of Yellow Journalism is courting younger audiences fresh from history courses featuring personages created in their diverse image. As if the past is a pageant of participation awards purged of the characters whose relevance used to be the making of history. Never mind how you got here, the study of history is now a showcase of what insignificant role it’s your turn to play.

Eric Verlo

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