Race hustlers have had to come up with different ideas over the years to keep themselves both relevant and well-fed through not only donations and big money deals, but through subversion as well. For them, everything should be based on race, not merit, which ironically makes them seem like the true racists.
According to Variety, Hulu has commissioned a docuseries based on “The 1619 Project,” with Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films, Lionsgate Television and the New York Times leading the way.
“‘The 1619 Project’ is an essential reframing of American history,” filmmaker and producer of the series Roger Ross Williams said. “Our most cherished ideals and achievements cannot be understood without acknowledging both systemic racism and the contributions of Black Americans. And this isn’t just about the past—Black people are still fighting against both the legacy of this racism and its current incarnation.”
Notice how Ross couldn’t even classify “The 1619 Project” as an “accurate retelling,” but an “essential reframing of American history.” That’s because this isn’t about telling the truth, it’s about changing perceptions of the U.S. in exchange for profit. A big portion of the activist community is now based solely on profit, or what people will give them so they won’t be labeled as “racist.”
Variety reported the following on the upcoming docuseries:
“The 1619 Project” connected the centrality of slavery in U.S. history with an account of the racism that endures in so many aspects of American life today. It was launched in August 2019 on the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in the English colonies that would become the United States. It examines the legacy of slavery in America and how it shaped nearly all aspects of society, from music and law to education and the arts, and including the principles of our democracy itself.
Everything has to be centered around slavery, because the actual current day racism isn’t at the pandemic proportions that race hustlers deem it to be. Should the era of slavery be taught in schools? Absolutely, it was part of history. But should it be used in order for activists to profit off of it? No, because then it’s not about recognizing slavery, it’s about financial bottom lines.
Activist, New York Times Magazine writer and propagandist Nikole Hannah-Jones was the one who conceived “The 1619 Project” and partnered with Winfrey last July to develop films and series based on Hannah-Jones’ “historical analysis.”
“From the first moment I read ‘The 1619 Project’ and immersed myself in Nikole Hannah-Jones’s transformative work, I was moved, deepened and strengthened by her empowering historical analysis,” Winfrey said.
People are free to believe whatever they want, whether it’s “The 1619 Project” or anything else. But people who might disagree with basing every aspect of life on race and race-based takes on history are also free to call out propaganda.