Trump threatens funding for CA if schools use New York Times’ 1619 Project, curriculum focused on slavery, Black Americans

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump threatened to cut off funding to California schools for their use of the New York Times’ 1619 Project, an initiative that aims to reframe the nation’s history with a focus on the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans.

This comes two days after Trump directed the Office of Management and Budget to crack down on federal agencies’ anti-racism training sessions, calling them “divisive, anti-American propaganda.”

The president Saturday retweeted a Sept. 1 post from an account called “Ocitman,” an account with less than 200 followers at the time, which read, “california has implemented the 1619 project into the public schools. soon you wont recognize america.”



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