I've mentioned this on another post. Thought it was worth a bit more exposure, so as to keep you from being blind-sided. The 1619 Project (prime mover behind the project - Nikole Hannah-Jones - Wikipedia) The 1619 Project - Wikipedia Grievance Industry trope: In 1493, Portugal was granted a monopoly on trade in West Africa by Pope Alexander VI. This paved the way for the transatlantic slave trade, which has had a lasting impact on American history, as well as on the socio-economic development of the country. (Note - the last part of this statement is, at best, questionable,.) The Portuguese ship carrying the first 20 African slaves to be brought to what would become the present day United States of America landed at Port Comfort in the British colony of Virginia in August of 1619. Although slavery was officially outlawed in (the small remainder of) the United States on 16 December 1865 with the ratification of the 13th amendment, the authors argue that the African American citizens who make up 12% of the United States population, face institutional racism and a disproportionate amount of socio-economic and political challenges in 2019, four hundred years since the first slaves landed and more than 150 years since the abolition of slavery. Reality: (Chicago Crime 2019 | Chicago Murder, Crime & Mayhem | HeyJackass!) Does this matter? Prolly not. But it is bound to come up - so it could be worth a couple of min to skim thru the Trope put out by the times. Some "conservative" media heads are calling this a re-write of American history. Not quite. Does this feed the Grievance Industry? More than not. What I find 'interesting' is this full-on focus on Slavery and just how bad AA community have these days - and an election coming up n 2020 with the Dems losing ground in the AA community. AA unemployment is the lowest in history, the economy is rock'n along. So, drag out some ancient history and try to fire up the base? I find that believable.... Anyway - this mess (Trope) is bound to percolate down into more local and regional papers and other media outlets. In case it comes up in polite conversation (doubtful) you will at least have an idea of the Trope being pushed. The Russians didn't mess with the last election - the US mass media most certainly did - along with the Big Tech players.... Over to you.