“President Donald Trump said he will create a commission to promote “patriotic education” and decried the “twisted web of lies” being taught in schools and the narratives in universities that “America is a wicked and racist nation.”
“Speaking at the White House Conference on American History on Thursday, Trump railed against “critical race theory” and the 1619 Project directed by The New York Times Magazine, calling the project “totally discredited.”
“The 1619 Project is named after the year when the first slaves arrived in Virginia.
“His remarks came shortly after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at another venue praised an alternative take on Black American history, the “1776 Unites Curriculum,” promoted by notable conservatives. British colonies signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776.”
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