Attention, Ali Muldrow, Freedom Inc. and your progressive enablers
we make our own history!
“The 1619 Project … promotes the dangerous idea that the black community is exempt from responsibility to lift itself.”
— Robert L. Woodson on the New York Times series
Excerpted from Robert L. Woodson‘s essay in the Wall Street Journal. He writes that the New York Times series perpetuates the culture of victimhood by arguing that “slavery … and its legacy remain the principle cause of inequities between races” today.
Barraging minorities with constant reminders of the injuries their ancestors suffered only discourages them from working to surmount the obstacles in their way. …
In truth, even during the worst periods of oppression, there were blacks who … maintained a strong moral code and a belief in self-determination and mutual support that allowed them to rise despite their enslavement. There were men and women who were born slaves yet died millionaires.
Even in the era of legislated segregation and discrimination before the civil-rights movement, blacks tapped an entrepreneurial legacy to launch thriving enterprises, including hotels, banks, hospitals, dental schools, insurance companies and even a dry dock and railroad company. … This spectrum of achievement is a powerful refutation of the claim that the destiny of black Americans is determined by what whites do — or what they did in the past. …