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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Sadly I am not woke enough to know that reference.
    It has to do with the recent New York Times sponsored '1619 Project' which seeks to re-write the narrative of the United States. Among other things it claims that the Revolutionary War was fought not to gain independence from a foreign Monarchy but to preserve slavery on our continent. 1619 is reportedly the year the first African slave arrived in our fledgling country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    It has to do with the recent New York Times sponsored '1619 Project' which seeks to re-write the narrative of the United States. Among other things it claims that the Revolutionary War was fought not to gain independence from a foreign Monarchy but to preserve slavery on our continent. 1619 is reportedly the year the first African slave arrived in our fledgling country.
    oh! I was supposed to do the math!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    oh! I was supposed to do the math!
    No. Math is racist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    It has to do with the recent New York Times sponsored '1619 Project' which seeks to re-write the narrative of the United States. Among other things it claims that the Revolutionary War was fought not to gain independence from a foreign Monarchy but to preserve slavery on our continent. 1619 is reportedly the year the first African slave arrived in our fledgling country.
    I may be a little woke, but with all the problems these days that seems like supreme misuse of time and resources. I could be on board with some of the statue removals, but some things seem just fine the way they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    It has to do with the recent New York Times sponsored '1619 Project' which seeks to re-write the narrative of the United States. Among other things it claims that the Revolutionary War was fought not to gain independence from a foreign Monarchy but to preserve slavery on our continent. 1619 is reportedly the year the first African slave arrived in our fledgling country.

    So we were a country, some one hundred plus years, before we were a country?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToomuchStuff View Post
    So we were a country, some one hundred plus years, before we were a country?
    Yep, poor choice of words for a collection of individual states huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    Yep, poor choice of words for a collection of individual states huh?

    You mean colonies? I don't think we were even thought of as da** upstarts yet.

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    Somehow I doubt that many many boatloads of slaves and lots of dead native Americans particularly cared about the date that the United States became the United States.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ApatheticNoMore View Post
    and I mean by that to refer to a nursery rhyme concerning blackbirds, what you thought I meant something else?
    Never!

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