Melissa Chen pointed me to this article. If you haven’t heard the 1619 project, this is a good introduction to the controversy. There is a link to the historical errors in it that is worth reading in advance. The NYT opinion piece against the project is also linked. I don’t agree with a lot in that one, lots of overstatement.
Thing is, it’s one thing to listen to a podcast, knowing it might have errors and is one-sided, not a true historical scholarly piece. It’s another thing to present it to children, who can’t sort that out. If you do that, it should be accompanied by the scholarly work. It should be for older kids who are capable of sorting out that nuance.
I don’t agree with the opinion that says the 1619 project has failed. More like it became too successful too fast and got out of control, becoming an easy target for ridicule.