The inventor of the racist and controversial 1619 project that has damaged so many institutes of learning is in the middle of a battle at the radical left university University of North Carolina, (UNC). She is being sheltered by some trustees there, but the battle to get rid of her is mounting. A Black Chemist has joined the spectacle to declare solidarity.
The AP covered the story recently and reported:
The pressure on trustees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to grant tenure to investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones continued to mount Friday as a major funding partner joined the call to change her status and a sought-after chemistry professor decided not to join the faculty over the dispute.
In addition, The Baltimore Sun published an editorial in which it drew a parallel between Hannah-Jones and the Tulsa race massacre of 1921, describing it in a headline as “the whitewashing of American history,” a reference to The 1619 Project led by Hannah-Jones. Some believe conservative criticism of this project is at the heart of the decision by the UNC Board of Trustees to deny her tenure at the school of journalism and media.
Some believe the pressure could be the eroding faith Americans have in a once-grand institute of higher education, which currently appears to be more interested in promoting Marxism than anything else.
The AP continues:
Hannah-Jones, who won a Pulitzer Prize for her work on The 1619 Project for the New York Times Magazine, accepted a five-year contract to join the journalism school’s faculty as the Knight Chair in Race and Investigative Journalism. A trustee who vets submissions for tenure postponed consideration of Hannah-Jones’ application in January because of questions about her non-academic background, the head of the board of trustees said last month.
USA Today reported on the story saying that not giving Jones tenure would be devastating.
The fallout continued to grow this week following the University of North Carolina’s Board of Trustees’ decision not to grant tenure to alumnus Nikole Hannah-Jones, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist.
A group of 38 faculty members at UNC’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media signed a statement Friday again condemning the board for its decision.
“It seems apparent that the UNC Board of Trustees has again failed to review Nikole Hannah-Jones’s dossier for appointment as the Knight Chair in Race and Investigative Journalism with tenure, despite affirmation at all previous levels of rigorous review,” the faculty wrote, adding, “The fact that the Board’s inaction might have resulted from donor influence is especially alarming.”
“Hannah-Jones founded the 1619 Project for the New York Times Magazine, which reframed the nation’s history surrounding slavery and garnered criticism from conservatives, including former President Donald Trump. Hannah-Jones won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for commentary for the project.”
What it might mean is that the school has fewer leftists to deal with.
According to eyewitness news:
Eyewitness News learned another highly sought-after professor has turned down a faculty position at North Carolina’s flagship university because of the ongoing controversy with journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones.
Dr. Lisa Jones, a chemist at the University of Maryland, said in a statement that even though she hasn’t met Hannah-Jones, she stands in solidarity with her.
Friday was supposedly the drop-dead day for UNC to reconsider the tenure status of Ms. Hannah-Jones or face a lawsuit.
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Joel Curran, vice chancellor for communications for UNC, wrote on Friday saying the university “responded to a letter from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund regarding Nikole Hannah-Jones’ employment. We look forward to continued dialogue with her counsel.”
Others see it as a restoration of education and investigative journalism that Hannah-Jones’ project is being exposed for the fantasy land most Americans know it to be.
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