Monday, December 23, 2019

Historians slam NYT's '1619 Project' saying it contains inaccuracies and misleading material about slavery history - but the editor pushes back and says it was well-researched

  • Five historians wrote to the New York Times last week asking them to issue corrections for its 1619 Project 
  • The project is a Times Magazine special issue published in August about the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans to be brought to the U.S.
  • The historians have argued that certain elements contained in the project are inaccurate or unfair
  • In response to their letter, Times Magazine editor-in-chief Jake Silverstein said he stood by their reporting 
  • He also issued a lengthy rebuttal to the arguments made the historians 

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