The Marxist left can be so in love with their victim fantasies that they can get to the point where they make their life’s work about corrupting public policy with their fantasy minds. Such is the case with far-left activists influencing public education with Critical Race Theory and impacting higher education with the 1619 Project. Finally, there is some pushback.
“1619 Project founder Nikole Hannah-Jones loses UNC tenure offer amid backlash over her ‘un-factual and biased’ work,” reported Daily Mail UK.
According to Daily Mail:
- UNC officials this week confirmed Nikole Hannah-Jones would join its journalism school as a professor with a five-year contract this summer
- It comes three weeks after it was announced she would have a tenured position
- Conservatives expressed outrage at the tenure offer citing Hannah-Jones’ controversial 1619 Project for the New York Times
- The series ‘reframed’ American history to start in 1619, when the first slaves from Africa arrived in Virginia, rather than in 1776 when independence was declared
- It was heralded by some and criticized by others, including former President Donald Trump, who was opposed to the idea that it could be taught in schools
UNC is known worldwide for being a hotbed of far-left and radical Marxist thought indoctrination, so for them to admit in this public way that they consider a mythology maker to be suitable to teach journalism actually a positive move for being who desires more public scrutiny of thought leaders.
As reported by NC Policy Watch, this move signals a degradation of the school of journalism at UNC.
“Journalism school will instead offer Nikole Hannah-Jones a fixed five-year contract
In her career in journalism, Nikole Hannah-Jones has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize and a MacArthur Fellowship “Genius Grant.” But despite support from the UNC-Chapel Hill chancellor and faculty, she won’t be getting a tenured teaching position at her alma mater. At least not yet.
As Policy Watch reported last week, UNC-Chapel Hill’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media pursued Hannah-Jones for its Knight Chair in Race and Investigative Journalism, a tenured professorship. But following political pressure from conservatives who object to her work on “The 1619 Project” for The New York Times Magazine, the school changed its plan to offer her tenure — which amounts to a career-long appointment. Instead, she will start July 1 for a fixed five-year term as Professor of the Practice, with the option of being reviewed for tenure at the end of that time period.
“It’s disappointing, it’s not what we wanted and I am afraid it will have a chilling effect,” said Susan King, dean of UNC Hussman.
“The 1619 Project” is a long-form journalism undertaking that, as the Pulitzer Center put it, “challenges us to reframe U.S. history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as our nation’s foundational date.” Hannah-Jones, who is Black, conceived of the project and was among multiple staff writers, photographers, and editors who put it together,” NC Policy Watch reported.
The far left is very upset about their victimhood utopia coming down:
“UNC’s decision to deny tenure to @nhannahjones is absurd & a reminder of how hard some work to deny the hard truth that is Nikole’s life work & the 1619 Project. She is a Pulitzer Prizer winner & a MacArthur genius. What more needs to be said?” PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor wrote, showing her own strong bias for Marxist victim thought indoctrantion.
HOPEFULLY, THERE WILL BE MORE PUSHBACK, NOW LOOK AT SCHOOLS OF JOURNALISM
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If you were an actual journalist you would care about facts, or the lack thereof in the 1619 project, which historians and other journalists have debunked. But you're not an actual journalist. https://t.co/zqmzNy6pUa
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) May 19, 2021
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism. @Saorsa1776