Trump Goes After Gov’t Antiracism Training, Threatens to Cut DOE Funding over Use of 1619 Project

HeadlineSep 08, 2020

Trump ordered a crackdown on antiracism training within federal agencies Friday, calling it “divisive, anti-American propaganda.” The director of the Office of Management and Budget said they are targeting spending related to “critical race theory” and “white privilege.”

Meanwhile, in education news, Trump threatened Sunday to pull federal funding from schools that use The New York Times’s 1619 Project — which reexamines the legacy of slavery — in their curriculum. Nikole Hannah-Jones won a Pulitzer Prize this year for her essay as part of the acclaimed interactive project, which she also directed.

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