[Ed. – Hence the presence of cancel culture.]
… [I]t is a historically confirmed fact that many Southern blacks, freemen as well as slaves, fought on the side of the Confederacy. … Even so, many Civil War historians continue to deny it for ideological reasons.
The dispute over the existence of black Confederate soldiers is a clear instance of how radical progressives, in their war on America, have been pursuing two contradictory aims at once. First, they have worked tirelessly to expose what they view as the fundamentally and indelibly racist character of America from its inception. Thus the central purpose of the “1619 Project,” conceived by Nikole Hannah-Jones and subsequently developed by the New York Times magazine: to rewrite, edit and otherwise “correct” the history of the American Republic. Second, they have sought to sanitize America’s cultural achievements and thereby satisfy the moral demands of the present time, all for the good of future generations.