This very misguided project – sponsored by The New York Times – makes the outrageous claim that virtually everything about American history can be explained by slavery. Its outrageous claims have been panned by historians on the left and the right. Yet it won a Pulitzer Prize…for editorial journalism, not history. Despite its obvious major flaws, it has been repackaged as school curriculum and has been distributed throughout the country. In fact, it is now listed as a resource on the Department of Education’s website. A citizen pointed out its many flaws to a high official, demanded that it be removed, and yet nothing was done.
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