Princeton Historian Rebukes 1619 Project: The Facts Still Matter

No effort to educate the public in order to advance social justice can afford to dispense with a respect for basic facts. In the long and continuing battle against oppression of every kind, an insistence on plain and accurate facts has been a powerful tool against propaganda that is widely accepted as truth. That tool is far too important to cede now.

Sean Wilentz,A Matter of FactsThe Atlantic 22 January, 2020

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  1. It seems, though, that there are people who think “basic facts” don’t bear any relation to truth, or are a White, male institution.

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