1619 Project Founder Nikole Hannah-Jones has been hired to teach journalism at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
According to her Twitter, Jones will join UNC as the “Knight Chair in Race and Investigative Journalism” this July. She will continue her writing for the New York Times while in this new position.
“University of North Carolina’s decision to hire Nikole Hannah-Jones is shameful,” Governor Scott Walker, president of Young America’s Foundation said. “Her divisive and inflammatory rhetoric surrounding race has no place in the classroom. Activism is not journalism–putting Jones in a position of power to influence the next generation of journalists should strike fear in every person who cares about the facts and the war for America.”
YAF is actively exploring all options to bring a conservative speaker to UNC, battling against the racist talking points of Critical Race Theory and the hiring of Jones.