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Hannah-Jones: The Narrative of 1776 Does Not Explain Insurrection

‘It does not explain George Floyd’
By Grabien Staff


HANNAH-JONES: “So, every single essay in the book really makes these modern connections in what we hope is — slavery has influenced our society and so many ways, but we really invisibilized that,we’d lost that that connection and understanding. And what I argue for the project is, the narrative of 1776 does not explain the insurrection on the Capitol in January, it doesn’t explain George Floyd and why a white police officer could feel that he could kill a man in front of witnesses and would not have to worry about facing any consequences. And it certainly doesn’t explain why we have a political party right now that is trying to instate minority rule. That is the legacy of 1619."

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