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Professor: Why I teach the much-debated 1619 Project — despite its flaws

Professor: Why I teach the much-debated 1619 Project — despite its flaws

These are gruesome details, but they are the sorts of details largely missing from the collective consciousness of the United States when it comes to slavery. More, they are details that can be related to conditions still shaping the lives of African Americans. For example, in her 1619 essay on medical inequality, Linda Villarosa cites studies indicating that myths about Black people, such as their resistance to pain, continue to influence modern medical education, resulting in inadequate pain management of Black and Hispanic people compared with White people.

Published at Mon, 14 Jun 2021 13:37:47 +0000

Article source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2021/06/14/professor-why-i-teach-controversial-1619-project/