After Demanding Tenure At UNC, 1619 Author, Nikole Hannah-Jones Rejects It For Job At Howard University

Written by K. Walker on July 7, 2021

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Dear UNC, this is why you shouldn’t cave to irrational demands by grifting race hustlers.

In 2020, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill offered 1619 Project author, Nikole Hannah-Jones the opportunity to serve as its Knight Chair in Race and Investigative Journalism. The position is normally a tenured one that must be approved by the school’s Board of Trustees. Hannah-Jones does not have a Ph.D., although she does have a Masters in Journalism. She’s also the winner of multiple awards, including a Pulitzer for the “1619 Project”, but there were significant stealth-edits and corrections to her magnum opus because it had been repeatedly lambasted by historians as inaccurate.

UNC offered her a five-year professorship as the Kight Chair with a tenured position once that expired, but the tenure did not need to be approved by the Board of Trustees. That wasn’t good enough for Jones. Every other person that had that position had tenure, so she deserved it, too.

She made a big stink about it. Others suggested that it was because “Republicans pounced” on the story complaining that someone who has written a historically inaccurate account of the founding of the United States shouldn’t be given tenure at a well-respected university even if she did win a Pulitzer for it. There were then accusations of “viewpoint discrimination” by the university. It seems pretty clear to people that have two brain cells to rub together that she was rejected for tenure because of scholarly malpractice and not “viewpoint discrimination” — Jones’s views are the prevailing ones at most universities these days.

Jones bullied UNC into offering her tenure, demanding a vote by the Board of Trustees, and in June, they caved.

Jones decided to kick them while they were down. (Figuratively, of course.) She turned down the offer and took the same position at Howard University.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones has turned down a tenure offer from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and will instead accept a faculty position at Howard University, the historically Black institution in Washington, D.C.

She made the announcement Tuesday in an interview on “CBS This Morning,” telling host Gayle King that she “decided to decline the offer of tenure” from UNC, her alma mater…

…She will join acclaimed writer Ta-Nehisi Coates as a faculty member at the university, the school announced. Coates will be a faculty member at the flagship College of Arts and Sciences, and Hannah-Jones will be a tenured faculty member of the Cathy Hughes School of Communications.

She will also be the founder of the Center for Journalism and Democracy, which will help train and equip aspiring journalists with “investigative skills and historical and analytical expertise needed to cover the crisis our democracy is facing,” the school said.
Source: NBC News

Ta-Nehisi Coates made quite a splash in leftwing circles after his 2014 Atlantic essay, “The Case for Reparations.” Since then, he’s written several bestsellers, “Between the World and Me,” “The Beautiful Struggle,” “We Were Eight Years in Power,” and “The Water Dancer.”

He also moved into the realm of superheroes writing the Black Panther and Captain America comics for Marvel. Warner Bros. announced in February that Coates is moving into the DC Comics world by writing a new Superman movie produced by J.J. Abrams.

In April, it was revealed that he crafted Red Skull — the super-villain Nazi in the Captain America comics — after Canadian psychology professor Jordan Peterson.

Race-obsessed MSNBC host, Joy Reid had Jones and Coates on her show on Tuesday evening.

In the first clip, Jones says arrogantly that she was better than everyone else because of her work, but doesn’t acknowledge the stealth edits and corrections to the “1610 Project.”

Then Reid mocks poor, “fragile” white students at UNC who “can’t handle the truth.” Coates said that he was sad for the students at UNC because the whole situation was “theft.”

Each person in this trio has made their career out of ginning up racism and blaming it for every failure in America. But they’ve managed to cash in by appealing to (mainly) white liberals who just eat it up.

The race grifters always stay together. And now it looks like a couple of them will be on staff at Howard shaping the minds of the young and impressionable. Great.

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker