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Weingarten goes to bat for the 1619 Project

In the wake of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s recent letter to the Department of Education opposing the proposed use of 1619 Project-based curriculum in schools, AFT President Randi Weingarten on May 6 defended the New York Times-developed initiative, which takes a broader, deeper look at American slavery’s history.

“All of a sudden you’re hearing people talk about critical race theory, people who have no idea what that term means, or trying to ban the 1619 Project because it is trying to … actually teach a factual version of oppression in America,” Weingarten said during an appearance on BNC’s “Prime With Charles Blow.”

Watch the segment here.