President Trump Threatens To Defund California Schools Over The ‘1619 Project’

President Donald Trump won't allow California schools to incorporate a curriculum based on the controversial New York Times 1619 Project.

The ongoing series encourages readers to view America through the prism of slavery, referring to slaves brought to the state of Virginia in 1619. His tweet was made in reply to another user who wrote, "California has implemented the 1619 project into the public schools".

The president's 1619 tweet was posted after he directed the Office of Management and Budget to crack down on federal agencies teaching racial sensitivity training related to "white privilege" and "critical race theory", which was blasted in a Friday memo as "anti-American propaganda". "Soon you won't recognize America". Some critics have said it presents history in an inaccurate light, including with a portrayal of the American Revolution as a war fought not for the sake of American independence, but to preserve the institution of slavery. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) even introduced a bill in July that would strip funding from schools that use the 1619 Project as part of their curriculum. According to Fox News, the California Department of Education is reported to be now implementing it as well. "If so, they will not be funded!"

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The training often touches on subjects related to "white privilege" and "critical race theory". He noted that "millions of taxpayer dollars" have been spent to this effect.

As of this writing, several school districts across the nation are using the 1619 Project, mainly in the larger cities.

The 1619 Project was introduced by the Times in August 2019. Among the areas to do so are Democrat-heavy areas of Chicago and Washington, D.C., Fox News reported. The White House has issued a directive to all federal agencies to identify and cancel any contracts or programmes in which the subject is taught, calling it "propaganda" that is "contrary to all we stand for as Americans".

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