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If you’re familiar with the NYT 1619 project, they say slavery was a primary cause of the American Revolution and fight for independence. Since that’s the case, isn’t it indefensible that our firms close for this holiday and we as a nation still honor it? How can we claim to be inclusive when we celebrate a holiday meant to commemorate a war fought for slavery?

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It’s defensible because actual historians from across the political spectrum have challenged its main thesis. Before you start asking firms to not celebrate Independence Day I would make sure the 1619 project isn’t the only thing you’ve read about history.

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Revolution was not a slavery war.

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Also 1619 Project has been widely ridiculed by scholars (including very liberal ones) for its historical inaccuracies. But they gave the writer a Pulitzer anyway because “it’s racist” to point out the flaws in the piece

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Civil war vs Revolutionary war?

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