Conservatives blasted National Public Radio over the weekend for describing the Declaration of Independence as flawed and containing racist language.
"245 years ago today, leaders representing 13 British colonies signed a document to declare independence," NPR said in a Twitter thread posted on July 4. "It says 'that all men are created equal' — but women, enslaved people, Indigenous people and many others were not held as equal at the time."
In a separate tweet, the outlet said the document features "flaws and deeply ingrained hypocrisies."
Defund NPR - an Anti American outlet funded by American taxes.— Blair Brandt (@BlairBrandt) July 4, 2021
The Declaration of Independence requires what is essentially a trigger warning at the start to let people know that they’re about to read something offensive. At least according to NPR. Maybe we should add a similar rider to our tax dollars. Defund NPR. https://t.co/uT6mrWBh2C— Inez Stepman ⚪️⚪️ (@InezFeltscher) July 5, 2021