Google is hosting an event with the creator of the 1619 Project, Nikole Hannah-Jones, in which they praise her as “one of the most authentic and powerful voices of our time.” On the Google-owned platform of YouTube, Google has a company-owned official channel “Talks at Google.” The channel has over 1.25 million subscribers and has been seen getting promoted on YouTube’s featured sections.
While some individuals may think that this platform will not have an impact on what is being taught in classrooms, they are wrong. With many teachers now using Google Classroom and Google Tools due to remote teaching and learning, the messaging pushed by Google is more likely to be accepted as fact and utilized in the classroom. Our previous article on the 1619 Project shows that the factually inaccurate and hateful work of Nikole-Hannah Jones is gaining support and being taught in more educational institutions with more teachers embracing her propaganda that is being used to divide Americans, not unite Americans.
The information promoting this online event even includes a quote from the 1619 project that claims that slavery is not only an “original sin” of the United States, but rather the very reason that it was founded. One of the saddest aspects of the 1619 Project is that its primary goal is not to educate Americans about black history, but turn them against one another in what is a campaign to promote socialism. As socialism grows its influence in education, the 1619 Project will likely be at the center of every lesson our children learn.