TOTAL CRAP, DONT WASTE YOUR TIME.
The incredible truth about the foundation of America and how it was the built on the backs of black Americans.
needed to be read!
A lot of opinion and conjecture, there is much that is bias, selective, deceptive and opinionated version of history. How about present the truth and the full history as we know it and let everyone form their own opinions. But honesty is not something you will find in this book.
This book is essential reading. If your reading just to have your view reinforced it might not be for you but it is carefully documented, well written and there’s poetry too.
I found the 1619 Project to be intellectually stimulating, poetically rich and enlightening. Surely it should be read in high school advanced placement classes, where future American leaders would learn the truth so that our country might live up to the promise of life, liberty and happiness for all it's citizens.
For those who want to learn about the other side of our history, the history that is not shared our school textbooks, read this book.
It is important we educate ourselves with all truths of history, not just the parts we are comfortable hearing.
A few excerpts from the book:
Severe segregation, poverty, joblessness, lack of access to housing, lack of access to economic opportunities, discrimination in the job market combined with pervasive police violence and harassment had created a tinderbox of rage and despair that would certainly result in more uprisings if drastic action was not taken. -Kerner commission report Lyndon Johnson 1967
The report found that many white people are in denial at the cause of these uprisings
Not everything that is faced can be changed but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin
Freedom is not for myself alone by Robert Jones, Junior
For people to have everything, they seem to know not a thing.
America would not be America without the contributions of black Americans. Without the wealth of black labor, without black striving, without black ingenuity, without black resistance
None of us can be held responsible for the actions of our ancestors, but if today we choose not to do the right and necessary thing, that burden we own
Sadly re-invisioning something done to a group of people that is awful doesn't make it worse it was already bad. Also seems to fail to mention the people selling the slaves were their own people. Another re-invention of slavery to keep people who werent even there guilty, while keeping another group in fear of slavery today. Slavery was awful, but none of us were there to experience it just like we weren't there for the concentration camps.
It was beautifully read and the stories and essays were excellent. It was quite long, so I listened to those that interested me and did skip over those that were of less interest…like a buffet! This complete production is well worth the time.
Very informative and enjoyed the read…I’m curious to know how many people “hated” the book without actually reading it??
This book traces the historical fact that support the current issues in America. It even provides documentation to support the statement made. It will trigger those who have the false belief that blacks are inferior to white. It will further confirm that the social, justice system, political system, and bias that exist in America toward African Americans were purposely designed. If you are looking for a feel-good book or to confirm your white supremacy tendency/thoughts, this is not for you. Nor will it provide comfort for those who are sexist (black, white, Asian, Latinos, etc.) with your racist twist. While listening to it, I purchase the book to validate some of the historical facts stated. This book barely touches the surface of U.S. history which is at its best incomplete.
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