Conservatives have been raising the alarm over “critical race theory” and what is known as “The 1619 Project.”
This program pushes curriculum, that is meant to be taught in public schools, that rewrites American history.
The 1619 Project has been heavily criticized, not just because it’s anti-American propaganda, but because of its shaky historical accuracy.
Now it seems like the general public’s dislike of this program is starting to have an impact. Because the woman who created it just lost a big get.
From Daily Wire:
According to a new report, the University of North Carolina, which had planned to offer tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones, the creator of the harshly-criticized 1619 Project, has instead chosen to offer her a five-year term as a professor starting July 1, with the option of being reviewed for tenure…
“This is a very political thing. The university and the board of trustees and the Board of Governors and the legislature have all been getting pressure since this thing was first announced last month. There have been people writing letters and making calls, for and against. But I will leave it to you which is carrying more weight.”
Nikole Hannah-Jones is the woman responsible for the 1619 Project, which was once endorsed by the New York Times and embraced by the Biden administration.
She was supposed to get tenure—a lifelong position—with the University of North Carolina. Instead, she appears to only have been offered a five-year term.
Tenure is gold for working professors. It guarantees them a job (and hefty salary) for as long as they want it.
It is one of the reasons our universities are crowded with left-wing socialists who poison the minds of college students. Even if the school disagrees, they can’t even fire them.
But it seems like criticism from the public has had a major impact on this university. It would have been a terrible idea for them to give Hannah-Jones a lifelong position. The unpopularity of the 1619 Project would have discouraged parents from sending their kids to that school.
There also might have been a few leaders at the school who found the project objectionable. While Hannah-Jones might have her supporters on the left, that doesn’t mean everyone in higher education agrees with her.
This decision is a major blow to any professor, but especially one that wanted to spread what some believe to be anti-American propaganda across the country. She now does not have a “safe harbor” from which she can spread her garbage.
Let’s hope more socialists face a similar fate.
- The creator of the controversial 1619 Project was denied tenure.
- The University of North Carolina instead offered her a five-year term.
- Experts said it was the result of her project’s widespread unpopularity.
Source: Daily Wire