The 1619 Project and Critical Race Theory – Leavenworth Times

For the editor:

The 1619 project is not a real story. It contains some facts to try to cover up the propaganda that it is. It’s fiction – critical race theory in a different package. The author is a far-left journalist, and dozens of real historians have pointed out the glaring errors in her work. I don’t know why it has to be included in any program at any level.

The American history classes I took in high school had a lot of information about slavery and the events leading up to the Civil War. My children, who all attended Leavenworth schools, also got a good dose of the Kansas-Missouri border wars.

Of course, that was a long time ago and I have no idea what is being taught now. The central premise of the 1619 case is that America was and is a white supremacist society. All white people are oppressors and everyone else is oppressed. It’s CRT by another name. To teach this is nothing but political indoctrination. Five states have passed laws banning the teaching of CRT and 17 others have pending legislation.

If you believe those people standing in Lexington Square on this day in 1775 said to themselves that they really needed to rebel against the British to preserve slavery, you don’t know much about American history. and should not teach at any level. .

– Randolph Oberlin/Leavenworth

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