CHAPEL HILL – You might remember that a lot of this Woke nonsense, found in abundance around every corner these days, started getting mainstream recognition with the New York Times publication and promotion of the 1619 Project, an imaginary tale for the purpose of framing all of American history as predicated on slavery, racism, and White Supremacy.
It’s all utter nonsense, of course, but we’ve seen over the last year how powerful such nonsense can be. And now that nonsense has, in part, landed the project creator and Revisionist-in-Chief Nikole Hannah-Jones. After all, she’s a ‘genius.’
“Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and MacArthur Fellowship “Genius Grant” recipient who covers civil rights and racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine and was just elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, will join University of North Carolina’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media in July as the Knight Chair in Race and Investigative Journalism.
Since earning her master’s degree at UNC Hussman in 2003, Hannah-Jones has become one of the country’s leading voices in journalism covering housing and school segregation, civil rights and racial injustice in the U.S.
“This is the story of a leader returning to a place that transformed her life and career trajectory,” said Susan King, dean of UNC Hussman. “Giving back is part of Nikole’s DNA, and now one of the most respected investigative journalists in America will be working with our students on projects that will move their careers forward and ignite critically important conversations.”
Knight Chair professorships, endowed by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, are designed to bring top professionals to classrooms to teach and mentor students. Hannah-Jones joins a network of independent Knight Chairs in journalism at 21 colleges and universities across the county.
“The Knight Chairs are highly-respected news leaders who bring insights about journalism and support elevating it in the academy. Their work contributes to keeping communities informed and democracy robust,” said Karen Rundlet, journalism director at Knight Foundation. “Nikole Hannah-Jones is an outstanding addition to this group of leaders.” […]”
The release from UNC goes on to praise Hannah-Jones as one of the ‘finest journalists’ in the nation, specifically pointing out her investigative journalism and shaping the national conversation on race. That’s nice; remember when this same person was forced to admit that nothing about the 1619 Project was based on actual history?
“The fight over the 1619 Project is not about history. It is about memory,” Hannah-Jones tweeted in July 2020 (A tweet that has been deleted). “I’ve always said that the 1619 Project is not a history. It is a work of journalism that explicitly seeks to challenge the national narrative and, therefore, the national memory. The project has always been as much about the present as it is the past.”
It’s always about the narrative, especially when spinning one out of whole cloth. Those memories maybe better understood as implanted-memories, through which she and other progenitors of the Woke have indeed shaped the national conversation. The only problem being that conversation is based on lies.
But, to Hannah-Jones and other Woke proselytizers, like those at UNC, the ends justify the means. If it takes fake history, manufactured narratives, and a surplus of hate to transform America into a Marxian Hell hole; by God, they’re going to to get us there.
As half of Americans shake their heads at the direction of our country and culture, UNC elevates and dignifies one of the most prolific gaslighters there is.