Trump Plans To Denounce School Curricula Emphasizing Impact Of Slavery, Racism
Bloomberg reports that President Donald Trump is planning to denounce school curricula that place an emphasis on the impact of slavery and racism on American history during a Thursday roundtable.
“The president will deliver remarks on his administration’s efforts to promote a more balanced, accurate, and patriotic curricula in America’s schools,” the White House said in a statement.
That includes criticizing what the White House calls “the liberal indoctrination of America’s youth.” Trump is expected to explicitly fault the New York Times’ “1619 Project.” The Pulitzer-Prize winning public school curriculum developed by the newspaper orients American history from the date that the first slave ship arrived in what later became the U.S.
Bloomberg noted that “Trump has repeatedly said that what he considers political correctness shouldn’t obscure acknowledgment of American exceptionalism,” and, along with others in his administration, has he does not believe that systemic racism exists.