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Conservatives Are Flipping Out Because the New York Times Said Slavery Was Important

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By Jack Mirkinson, Splinter — In the past few days, the New York Times has been rolling out the 1619 Project, a hugely ambitious effort to mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to American shores and place slavery at the center of American history. Conservatives—as they are wont to do—have been completely losing their minds about it. The project, led by New York Times Magazine staff writer Nikole Hannah-Jones, is…

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