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Nikole Hannah-Jones Spits in UNC’s Face, Turns Down Tenure for Howard U. Position

Nikole Hannah-Jones Spits in UNC’s Face, Turns Down Tenure for Howard U. Position

Hannah-Jones made such a big deal about not receiving tenure, making the school jump through hoops for her. Capitulation and bending the knee never works

The drama between 1619 Project author Nikole Hannah-Jones and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill finally ended on Tuesday morning.

Hannah-Jones wanted tenure for her position as Knight Chair in Race and Investigative Journalism, but professors and outside groups demanded it not happen.

UNC tried to stand its ground but eventually caved. Done and over, right?

Nope! Hannah-Jones revealed this morning she declined the tenure offer and will become the inaugural Knight Chair in Race and Reporting at Howard University.

From The Washington Post:

“I am so incredibly honored to be joining one of the most important and storied educational institutions in our country … ” Hannah-Jones said in a statement. “One of my few regrets is that I did not attend Howard as an undergraduate, and so coming here to teach fulfills a dream I have long carried.”

Hannah-Jones will also found a Center for Journalism and Democracy at Howard. She said it will aim to train journalism students from historically Black schools to “accurately and urgently [cover] the challenges of our democracy with a clarity, skepticism, rigor and historical dexterity that is too often missing from today’s journalism.

Mike did a wonderful job capturing the drama since April:


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Taiwanese Lady | July 6, 2021 at 9:07 am


= Takin’ Being Uppity to a whole ‘nother level.

    MsKateSully in reply to Taiwanese Lady. | July 6, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    They absolutely dodged a bullet. The absolutely massive ego Hannah-Jones displays on a regular basis is quite sickening. She attempted to pretend this was a free speech issue and that she, a woman with one of the most influential platforms on earth, was being silenced because she may have had to wait and produce more work to earn A position that is tenured. Sadly when we told our kids that pretending to be a victim wouldn’t wash in the adult world we were dead wrong.

I know what the terms “clarity,”” skepticism,” and “rigor” usually mean. I have no idea what the term “historical dexterity” means.

So, in 10 years they will do a study to figure out why test scores at Howard are lower than the average test scores at other universities. It will be a mystery to all of the right-thinking scientists.

UNC just lucked out and dodged that particular racist fraud, through absolutely no action of its own.

    UserP in reply to Aaron. | July 6, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Dodged a bullet and got hit by spit.

    Nicole hannah jones spit in UNC’s face.

      20keto20 in reply to UserP. | July 9, 2021 at 7:47 am

      Spit in their face? More like gave them the golden reprieval. UNC needs to clean house on their Board of Trustees for capitulating in the first place. CRT is her ticket to Obama’s Promised Land. Her pictures remind me of the white woman who identified as black and was booted from the NAACP for being a fraud. Funny how the left has no problem when a man wants to identify as a woman but goes nutty butty when a white wants to identify as a black. You can’t change ethnicity any more than you can change gender. These people have watched wwwaaaaaaaayyyyyyy too many SciFi flicks!

    DSHornet in reply to Aaron. | July 6, 2021 at 11:04 am

    No, they probably made it clear they expected actual scholarship and hard work from her and she saw she would be over her head there. By contrast, Howard U. could give her a “position” that would amount to a racist free ride. This reflects negatively on the University.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Aaron. | July 6, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    Yep they definitely just dodged a bullet. Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good I guess.

    If I’m UNC, I’m loving Howard U right now for taking this problematic POS off their hands.

There is a reason that O. O. Howard was know as Uh Oh Howard by his troops in the Civil War. “Fighting Joe” Hooker tried to put them as far away as possible to the rear in Chancellorsville, but Stonewall flanked them and demolished them.

NavyMustang | July 6, 2021 at 10:50 am

It’s not about equality, it’s about revenge.

    Redistributive and retributive change. Diversity, inequity, and exclusion (“=”). Can they deny (e.g. Pro-Choice religion, wicked solution) women and men’s dignity and agency? Can they reduce human life to a property? Can they abort the baby, cannibalize her profitable parts, sequester her carbon pollutants, and have her, too? The political congruence indicates maybe Baby Lives Matter

Spits in UNC’s face. That’s good. Glad to hear it. Hope it was a big goober!

The Friendly Grizzly | July 6, 2021 at 11:19 am

She reminds me of someone I knew in the navy. Constantly DEMANDING this pr that, including special fast-tracking, then saying no and making further demands. Very much a racist, talking about the “white man’s navy” blah blah.

End result: he made noises about leaving but as re-enlistment time approached he had second thoughts. The only problem: no one would conduct his reenlistment ceremony. He had to go to another base to get it done. Our career counselor then got him a really horrible duty station.

At Howard she’ll just be another voice preaching to the choir. At UNC she got to be “radical”. This is a win for the students at UNC.

That UNC fell for this snake oil saleslady is regrettable.

That Howard will now lace their curriculum with race-.hate is equally regrettable.

I hear mayor Lori Lightfoot will be teaching public administration at Howard,

Let the bodies hit the floor.

Cue “Fury” by Prince.

Blaise MacLean | July 6, 2021 at 12:21 pm

UNC dodged a bullet.

Poor Howard…more accurately, poor Howard students and poor parents who have scrimped, saved and sacrificed to provide their kids with an education.

Good for her. The offer of tenure was a backhanded slap with Howard U taking a knee. She should return to school, learn, and teach people that Critical Racists’ Theory presumes diversity [dogma] (i.e. color judgment) breeds adversity in order help people overcome their insidious bigotry. Baby Lives Matter

Illustrious alumni of Howard include Kamala Harris, David Dinkins and Elijah Cummins.

Howard and Hannah-Jones deserve each other

Many times it is just part of the academic recruitment game. Play off your present employer against another in order to get concessions or a raise.

In the sciences, there are huge costs involved with new faculty, so a current member can play the say $100K setup charges for a newly recruited person vs against the chair/dean giving them $50K to just stay put. But sometimes it backfires.

I bet that Bozo was in negotiations with Howard and decided to make a play at UNC to up her value, but having no or little intention of going to UNC. With UNC caving and giving her tenure, perhaps she then bargained for better conditions at Howard. Now of course, UNC could just say stuff it, and then she is in a worse position with Howard, who then might decide to offer her less than they originally did. Although, in her case the fair amount would be for her to pay them to allow her to teach.

UNC got lucky. I’ll still root against UNC because it’s fun to do. I don’t know about Howard. It wasn’t a college that my son wanted to attend. We’re white so we don’t match up very well with what Howard is all about.

healthguyfsu | July 6, 2021 at 4:46 pm

Remember this is the same person that said there was a govt conspiracy to set off fireworks in urban black ghettos in order to convince black people to shoot each other.

She’s as racist as they come, even to those that share her skin color.

UNC dodged the NCAA Death Penalty for their ACADEMIC CHEATING on a “technicality”! In addition to many basketball players taking the bogus classes and getting false grades, the courses were also open to “regular” students! So UNC wasn’t showing any “favoritism” for the athletes because they ALLOWED EVERYONE TO CHEAT! Now they’ve dodged their SECOND bullet! Will the NEXT one be the one that causes them much grief and suffering???

    Barry in reply to BLSinSC. | July 7, 2021 at 1:11 am

    Bullshit. UNC dodged nothing. It is a lie to suggest they got off on a technicality, so either you are a liar or you are too stupid to look up the facts. They were subjected to an NCAA witchunt for several years for a violation that never occurred. And that is why in the end the NCAA dropped their “investigation” without so much as a reprimand. The NCAA does not set academic standards. Every school with a “studies” program, every single one, has the same academic standards in those programs.

      alohahola in reply to Barry. | July 10, 2021 at 3:24 pm

      Maybe, but we all know the class that comprises the whole football team is an easy “A” class.

Five little words:
Good riddance to bad rubbish.

henrybowman | July 6, 2021 at 5:50 pm

Wow. I mean, who saw this coming?
Not me or my popcorn supplier, that’s for sure!
We always talk about the left eating each other. But it’s so refreshing to come across a case where both parties did the eating and both also got eaten!

This is really funny! It’s so nice that we can laugh at academic crazy people, both real and pretend.

They bowed down to her, of course she has no respect for them.

UNC got lucky in spite of their stupidity.

Very Lucky.

In retrospect, was UNC a good fit with Ms. Jones? Does she have what it takes to be an excellent professor? Many faculty work one day a week on gigs outside the University. Will she have more opportunities in Washington DC at Howard? The hiring committee has a lot of explaining to do.

The fact that Nicole Hanna Jones is their ideal should still be something the North Carolina State Legislature takes into account next time it comes up with a budget.