From N. Hannah Jones, the head author of the New York Times’ black-centric rewriting of American history The 1619 Project:
Why are people trying to talk about Ulysses S. Grant instead of Black Feelz?
After all, we can go back and forth arguing all day about who did more to win the Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant or some undeservedly obscure black woman with great hair like me, but the important thing is that Grant was white, so a little overzealousness naturally occurs after decades of hurt by art.
Meanwhile, bestselling black all-around genius Ibram X. Kendi, who scored over 1000 on his SAT test, explains how unimportant Grant or any other white man was to winning the Civil War:
In the White savior story, Lincoln, Grant or some White man won the Civil War and saved Black people. In the actual history, Black soldiers, spies and runaways were as critical as anyone in winning the Civil War.
Lost Cause meet Crazy Cause: the Civil War's White savior story. https://t.co/WUzShc6pGg
— Ibram X. Kendi (@DrIbram) June 20, 2020