• Clear bias by author of '1619 Project'

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    Clear bias by author of '1619 Project'

    Author of New York Times 1619 Project called white race 'barbaric
    devils' in unearthed letter
    by Andrew Mark Miller
    | June 26, 2020 11:31 AM

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    The founder of the New York Times’s 1619 Project once authored a lengthy speech attacking the entire white race and referring to Christopher
    Columbus as “no different” than Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

    Nikole Hannah-Jones, the lead essayist on the 1619 Project, made the
    comments in a 1995 letter to the editor in Notre Dame’s the Observer,
    arguing that “the white race is the biggest murderer, rapist, pillager,
    and thief of the modern world,” according to the Federalist.

    Besides likening Christopher Columbus to Hitler, Hannah-Jones also said European settlers and explorers, in general, were “devils” and that the “lasting monument” of white people is the “destruction and enslavement
    of two races of people.”

    Hannah-Jones expressed the belief that Africans were present in North
    America long before Europeans but befriended and traded with the
    indigenous people rather than conquered them.

    She also criticized white people in modern times, saying they take
    advantage of others.

    “The descendants of these savage people pump drugs and guns into the
    Black community, pack Black people into the squalor of segregated urban
    ghettos and continue to be bloodsuckers in our community,” she wrote.

    Hannah-Jones ended the letter by claiming she does not hate white people.

    “But after everything that those barbaric devils did, I do not hate
    them,” she wrote. “I understand that because of some lacking, they
    needed to constantly prove their superiority.”

    Earlier this week, Hannah-Jones tweeted and deleted a claim that
    fireworks in Brooklyn were actually government forces covertly attacking
    "Black and Brown communities."

    Hannah-Jones was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for the 1619 Project, designed
    to reexamine the effects of slavery in America. Publication of the
    series was timed for the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first
    enslaved Africans in Virginia.

    Hannah-Jones conceded in March, seven months after the piece was
    published and while facing blowback from historians, that she got it
    wrong when she reported that “one of the primary reasons” the colonists revolted against England was to preserve the institution of slavery.

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