Gorgeous visuals are the centerpiece of the latest from Nikole Hannah Jones focused on educating children on the legacy of slavery in America. #ESSENCE essence.com/news/1619-proj…
Introducing my daughter to Poltergeist and here's hoping it keeps her up at night just like it did to me. 🤣🤣
@rochelleriley @TIME Ha! I thought the same. They thought they were dissing me, but instead they just helped spread the news. 😍🤣
The dismantling of Black communities for highways is not just a thing of the past.
In a planned highway widening project a few miles north of Charleston, 94 percent of displaced residents live in communities mostly consisting of Black and Brown people. wapo.st/3hsxZ2S
72% of Americans say they personally know someone who has been hospitalized or died from COVID-19. pewrsr.ch/2XmlluJ
The average daily death toll from covid in the US tops 2,000 again.
Chris Rock says he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and urged his followers on Twitter to “Get vaccinated.” The 56-year-old comedian has previously said he was vaccinated. apne.ws/K9Nvm7u
@ijbailey @conor64 @jasonintrator @GregGrandin The only thing Conor finds useful in this Leslie Harris piece is what can be used against the project. He ignores everything else, including her critique of the work of the very scholars he keeps pointing to, so let’s be clear about what he’s doing.
@conor64 @jasonintrator @GregGrandin Also, I love how Conor — who writes for a magazine that uses fact-checkers — acts like he doesn’t know that Leslie Harris was not a fact-checker but one of many historians the NYT reached out to for those sections and that we did not go with her interpretation over others.
@conor64 @jasonintrator @GregGrandin He’s so transparent. When you counter with one thing, then he posts another. So, is his argument that one sentence? Or the entire premise of the project because one person wrote two years before the project that he thinks there are other important dates?
#𝑩𝑶𝑹𝑵𝑶𝑵𝑻𝑯𝑬𝑾𝑨𝑻𝑬𝑹 🌊 I recently held this book in my hand for the first time, after months of painting it. I can’t stop thinking about the all the eyes it will open (for readers ages 5 to 105). School districts such as #CentralYork are now creating book ban lists…
@jasonintrator Um, I am going to need you to only quote about content of your character. Thanks.
@AnneCW @jasonintrator People who make these arguments are actually demeaning the professionalism and profession of teaching.
@AnneCW @jasonintrator Yes. I’ve never met an educator — and I’ve met a lot in these last few years — who are teaching the 1619 Project in isolation or as THE text. That would be poor teaching and also just not make sense since the project narrowly focused on slavery and its legacy.
@the_4_Jays @gibsoche Except we have colonists in Virginia discussing rumors about just that such thing. Combine that with Somerset and Dunmore and the constant fear of slave insurrections and, I believe, you have motive. It’s fine to disagree, however. It’s not fine to try to discredit.
@KevinLevin This was good, as CBS Sunday Morning always is.
@gibsoche @PhilWMagness And then there’s the fact that neither Wilentz nor any of the five ever contacted me or the NYT to ask for a correction. Instead, they secretly circulated a letter hoping to get enough signatures to discredit the entire project. This isn’t about accuracy. It never was.
@gibsoche @PhilWMagness And yet, she did not face an effort to discredit her and her work, and she revised and strengthened her work, just as we have done. That effort to discredit, to malign, to assert there is only one right interpretation and ignoring evidence of others, is not about accuracy.
@gibsoche @PhilWMagness Funny thing, I had a conversation with Leslie Harris at AHA before she published in Politicoand she told me a story of a time that she published and hadn’t gotten a particular claim just write and how humiliating that felt but that it happens all the time, that’s why you revise.
@the_4_Jays @gibsoche Because the field had not spent time documenting Jefferson’s relationship with her, spoke to the field, and not to the facts of history.