Among America’s race hustlers masquerading as journalists, few are as pernicious as Nikole Hannah-Jones. The name might sound familiar. She is the brainchild behind the New York Times’ “1619 Project,” a black writers’ forum created two years ago resting on the premise that our nation’s history is an unending saga of white evil. She also may be on the verge of showing her litigious side. More on that later.
These past several years, the press has pulled out the stops to accommodate black grievances. Its advocacy likely was a major factor in the outbreak of rioting in scores of U.S. cities last year that continues to this day. It is a bitter harvest of the shibboleth that white America needs a “reckoning.”
Business chieftains have responded with sympathy and money. By the end of last December, corporations already had committed $35 billion to Black Lives Matter-allied organizations. Individual CEOs also opened their wallets. In a dramatic gesture, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey provided $10 million in seed money to Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research, a project of black revolutionary author Ibram X. Kendi.
Nikole Hannah-Jones, a mixed-race black, fits in here. Born in 1976, the Waterloo, Iowa native put her