The intro essay to the 1619 project is an extraordinary tribute to the people who have tried to realize the initially empty promises of American democracy, and I recommend that people actually read it and the other contributions before forming an opinion. https://t.co/YDxUf9PF1K
— Adam Serwer?? (@AdamSerwer) August 16, 2019
An underappreciated virtue of the Times’ 1619 project is its power to reveal who would have defended slavery and Jim Crow in the name of Freedom.
— REIGN OF TERROR is coming (@attackerman) August 18, 2019
I’m nowhere near finished reading the NYTimes‘ whole 1619 Project (wish I’d found a print edition yesterday, frankly), but IMO it will have an impact on The Discourse similar to that of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Atlantic article. And, yes, one sure signifier of its importance is the volume and intensity of the hatred directed against it by the Usual Suspects (few, if any, of whom could’ve read so much as Nikole Hannah-Jones’ introductory essay before taking their grievances public). The pushback was, thankfully, immediate…
A very proud moment. https://t.co/Z0fOXSt0Pj
— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) August 18, 2019
It’s a, um, bad look for a self-described “libertarian” to dismiss discussion of the actual history of chattel slavery because such discussion might undermine the mythos of a particular nation-state …
— Josh Chafetz (@joshchafetz) August 19, 2019
Newton Leroy Gingrich, 1943-2019. pic.twitter.com/EtzABTIyo0
— Kevin Gannon (@TheTattooedProf) August 18, 2019
The 1619 project appears to be about 50,000 words. Incredibly jealous of the people who read it all in five minutes and have takes.
— Matt Bors (@MattBors) August 18, 2019
The freak-out by white supremacists – including POTUS — over NYT's 1619 Project is something we should have seen coming. Their entire worldview – depending on people not knowing the 400-year legacy of racism and abusive treatment of African-Americans – is finally under attack
— Will Bunch (@Will_Bunch) August 18, 2019
Conservatives: Slavery can't be all that bad, look at the economic prosperity it created in America.
NYT 1619: Slavery created a lot of America's economic prosperity.
Conservatives: 1619 is anti-American and anyone that reads it hates liberty.
— Actual Scientist (@lcdriammdmph) August 18, 2019
— Centrism Fan Acct ?? (@Wilson__Valdez) August 19, 2019