Last night, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton won just about everything it could at the 2016 Tony Awards-11 awards, only one short of the record of 12. It seems that everyone is enamored with the story of a “bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot in the Caribbean by providence impoverished.”It’s clear that Hamilton was a genius (as is Miranda), but if he appeared on the scene today, it’s unlikely he would have been as successful.
Today’s environment wouldn’t have been so accepting, even though we claim to care a lot more about diversity than anyone did in 1776. Here’s why you wouldn’t hire Alexander Hamilton if he submitted his resume today.
So, punching the Bursar at Princeton didn’t happen, but it certainly rhymed well. But, he wasn’t exactly known for a cool demeanor. As a revolutionary, he did things like stealing British Cannons. We say yeah, it was a war, but the reality is the act was illegal. Today, there’s a good chance that Hamilton would have a criminal conviction record.
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