Southern Evangelical Seminary for Townhall: The New York Times’ Revisionist History on the Start and Story of America Is Absurd and Dangerous


By Dr. Richard Land for Townhall | Image from Townhall

The New York Times’ “1619 Project” asserts that slavery has contaminated every aspect of American life from the beginning, which “The Gray Lady” proclaims as 1619, when the first Negro slaves landed in America and a year before the Puritans came to what is now Massachusetts, proclaiming their desire to build “a city on a hill” to light the way for the old world.

The New York Times has devoted huge resources to its 1619 Project—an extremely ambitious attempt to “reframe the country’s history by placing slavery at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.” The media outlet is not only wrong in reassigning the year of America’s birth, but also in stating that slavery defines every aspect of our nation from the beginning. This is an absurd and dangerous claim.

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