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The 1776 Commission: How Trump's Slap at The 1619 Project Stifles, Rather Than Promotes, Free Thought in Education

When President Trump announced the creation of the 1776 Commission for education, he billed it as a program that will promote American values and honor U.S. history. But the commission was seen as a direct attack on The 1619 Project, a venture from The New York Times that looked to shine a light on the legacy of slavery and racism in the U.S. Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, an American history scholar, explains what the 1776 Commission really means and why it’s dangerous.