"The 1619 Project is a radical work of historical revisionism aiming to indoctrinate our kids to hate America," Cotton told Carlson. "To teach them that America was founded not on the natural equality of mankind and the freedom that flows from that as the declaration says but rather founded on racism. Nothing could be further from the truth."
"The 1619 Project debunked by leading historians of the era like Sean Wilentz, and Gordon Wood, and James McPherson," Cotton said. "And some of those are liberals. Even the lead author recently admitted in response to my legislation that The 1619 Project is not a work of history, it's a work of journalism. I would say it's a work activism. But your tax dollars should not be going to fund an effort to teach our kids to hate America. 'The New York Times' should not teach American history to our kids."