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Trump’s 1776 Commission to Reassemble, Tackle Critical Race Theory in History Education

GQ Pan
The Epoch Times

May 23, 2021

Members of the 1776 Commission, which President Joe Biden disbanded on his first day in White House, are reportedly set to meet again with a renewed focus on combating the teaching of U.S. history based on the Marxist critical race theory.

The advisory commission was established by the Trump administration in November 2020 to celebrate and promote the principles enshrined in the nation’s founding documents. It is commonly seen as a response to The New York Times’ controversial 1619 Project, which argues that the United States was founded as, and remains today, a racist nation.

Nearly four months after its dissolution, the commission regained attention when a leading member spoke against a Biden administration’s proposal to prioritize funding education programs that promote the 1619 Project and critical race theory, an ideology rooted in Marxist class struggle but with an emphasis on race, with the goal of dismantling all institutions of American society, which it deems as tools of racial oppression.

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1776 Commission Upholds Founding Ideas

NTD News
January 31, 2021

One of President Biden’s recent actions was abolishing the previous administration’s 1776 Commission. But what was the 1776 Commission? The person who spearheaded the project spoke with The Epoch Times’ American Thought Leaders program about the commission and why it was created.

The 1776 Commission Report is available here.