After All The Drama, 1619 Project Founder Turns Down UNC Tenure Offer

Nikole-Hannah Jones, (pictured) creator of the NY Times' 1619 Project speaks with Henry Louis Gates Jr. inside the Smith Campus Center. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer

CHAPEL HILL – Some might still classify this as ‘Good News,’ despite the massive troll it reveals of Nikole Hannah-Jones and the Woke Warriors.

After weeks of tumult over the UNC Board of Trustees’ sacrilegious decision to offer 1619 Project founder and Woke trendsetter Nikole Hannah-Jones a distinguished position on a five year contract instead of a lifetime tenure, the Board capitulated to the mob and extended the tenure offer under duress.

In a slap to the face of the Board, Hannah-Jones has now said, ‘No, thanks.’

From the Associated Press:

“Investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones says she will not teach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill following an extended fight over tenure there, and instead will take a tenured position at Howard University.

UNC initially offered Hannah-Jones a job without tenure after a board member challenged her teaching credentials, provoking weeks of tension. The trustees ultimately approved tenure last week, voting 9-4 to accept her application at a special meeting with a closed-door session that sparked a protest by her supporters.

The whole situation was too much, Hannah-Jones said as she announced her decision Tuesday on “CBS This Morning.” She called it “a very difficult decision, not a decision I wanted to make.”

But ultimately, she said UNC’s treatment led her to instead take the Knight Chair in Race and Investigative Journalism at Howard, a historically Black university in Washington, D.C.

“To be denied it (tenure) to only have that vote occur on the last possible day, at the last possible moment, after threat of legal action, after weeks of protest, after it became a national scandal, it’s just not something that I want anymore,” she said.

Officials at UNC didn’t immediately respond to emails seeking comment. […]”

And with that, Hannah-Jones confirms for everyone that she never deserved an offer of tenure, the Board should never have bowed to the Woke Mob in offering the tenure, and that UNC will be better for Hannah-Jones not being there.

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