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I guess it is upsetting a lot of conservatives that the New York Times, on the 400th anniversary of the first African slaves arriving in Virginia, is dedicating a lot of ink to telling the history of our hemisphere. The latest effort is on the history of sugar production. It’s shocking, I guess, for some to learn that no one wanted to go to the trouble of mass producing sugar until they discovered they could make slaves do it for free. Now Americans (especially the descendants of those slaves) consume twice as much sugar annually as they should and people are obese and die of diabetes at alarming rates.
It is un-American to tell this story?
I certainly don’t think so. I think it’s educational. Just don’t try to convince Professor Newt Gingrich of that.
“The NY Times 1619 Project should make its slogan ‘All the Propaganda we want to brainwash you with’.it is a repudiation of the original NY Times motto,” the former House speaker said Sunday on Twitter.
Why would a while male conservative from Georgia consider the history of slavery in the New World to be propaganda?
The question answers itself.