In 1995, Nikole Hannah-Jones, the founder of the New York Times’s revisionist American history “1619 Project”, wrote to the editor of Notre Dame’s student newspaper, The Observer. She alleged that white 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.”

Hannah-Jones also said in the 1995 letter, which The Federalist published on Thursday, that “the white race is the biggest murderer, rapist, pillager, and thief of the modern world,” and described Christopher Columbus as “no different than Hitler:”

NYT’s 1619 Project Foun… by The Federalist on Scribd

Twitter users were quick to point out how the letter seems to confirm much of what has been said about her by critics of her profoundly flawed body of work on American history:

Others wanted to know if Hannah-Jones, who was bizarrely awarded a Pulitzer prize in May despite the many historical inaccuracies in her work on how the basis for the American Revolution was allegedly about preserving slavery, still felt the same way about white people today as she did in 1995:

Based on her recent comments alone, like how she said she would be “honored” if people started referring to the riots taking place across America as “the 1619 riots“, I think the answer is more than evident. As of this writing, however, Hannah-Jones has not responded on social media to The Federalist’s report, nor to any of the questions people are asking her about whether or not her 1995 beliefs still hold.

Maybe she’ll get around to it once she stops basking in the glow of the praise she’s receiving from left-wing elites over her Wednesday piece in the New York Times in which she wrote that “it is time for reparations.”

Earlier this week, Hannah-Jones briefly deleted her Twitter account. She faced criticism for amplifying unsubstantiated conspiracy theories about how the government was allegedly shooting off fireworks in New York City to “disorient and destabilize the Black Lives Matter movement” by way of “sleep deprivation as a means to create confusion and stoke tensions between Black and Brown peoples.”

A few months after the “1619 Project” debuted at the New York Times, the “1776 Project” was created to counter it. The “1776 Project” group consists of “respected historians, journalists and business leaders, mostly African American” who are “stepping forward to correct the New York Times.” You can read more about the group here.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —


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