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The Truth Vs. The New York Times

Jeff Katz
March 18, 2020 - 10:53 am

In an attempt to reshape American history, the New York Times launched its "1619 Project" in November. At the Oscars in February, the publication spent $2 million on an advertisement that showed singer and actress Janelle Monae standing on a shoreline, depicting the first slaves being brought to Virginia in 1619.

The message at the end read, "The truth can change how we see the world" and "The truth is worth it."

Since then, the Times published a "clarification" on their commercial, saying the project was based on the premise that slavery was "one primary reason the colonists fought the American Revolution," but that not every colonist was an avid supporter of slavery.