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SEN TOM COTTON WANTS TO TAKE “THE 1619 PROJECT” OUT OF CLASSROOMS. HIS EFFORTS HAVE KEPT IT IN THE SPOTLIGHT. Last week, the conservative lawmaker proposed a bill seeking to ban schools from adopting the project as a part of their curriculum. The series of essays, poetry and fiction peddled the false notion, he alleged, that America is a “systemically racist country” with slavery irredeemably trapped inside its core.

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