Why Republicans Want to Ban the 1619 Project

Why Republicans Want to Ban the 1619 Project

Martha Jones on history, plus  Father Greg Boyle on gangs.


Republicans continue to work to ban teaching about Black Americans’ place in our history—their legislation, proposed in 27 states, would prohibit teaching the 1619 Project, which has just published a book offering what the authors call “a new origin story” about the United States. Martha Jones, a historian at Johns Hopkins University, and one of the contributors, talks about the battle, the book, and the larger project.

Plus: Father Greg Boyle is the founder of Homebody Industries, the largest gang-intervention, rehabilitation, and reentry program on the planet. He’s got a new book out now; it’s about “the power of extravagant tenderness,” and it’s called The Whole Language.

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