Commonwealth Policy Center

It’s in vogue to criticize America and highlight all its shortcomings. This is what grievance peddlers do. But a new project called “1776 Unites” combats victimhood culture and tells the stories of black Americans who’ve done well by embracing America’s founding ideals. The project is led by black civil rights activists Bob Woodson and Ian Rowe, and the curriculum teaches “life lessons from heroic African-American figures who triumphed over adverse conditions.” The goal is to get the curriculum into schools across the nation as it tries to help young people of all races “be architects of their future by embracing the principles of education, family, free enterprise, faith, hard work, and personal responsibility.” Sounds like a good lesson for all of us.