Once upon a time, I thought I knew about America. I love history, and I thought I was fairly well informed and educated about America. If you’re reading this, and you’re a “person of color”, chances are, you were taught about a “1619 America”. What you were told and taught about America will strongly influence, if not dictate, how you see America and how you experience America.

Some people believe that what you don’t know can’t hurt you, but that’s entirely false. Not knowing the truth can negatively skew your world view, and subsequently lead to you making really bad decisions. That being said, what if you don’t know about the real America? How differently would you live your life, if, from childhood, you knew about the “1776 America?”

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Now that you know the truth, which America would you choose to live in; the 1619 or the 1776 America? Choose wisely, because only one is true, and the truth shall set you free.

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