(Right Country) – As racial rhetoric reaches a fever pitch in our country today, it has been revealed that the founder of the New York Times’ 1619 Project once penned a lengthy, virulently racist piece in 1995 which attacked all white people.
The 1619 Project is, according to Wikipedia, “The 1619 Project is an ongoing project developed by The New York Times Magazine in 2019 with the goal of re-examining the legacy of slavery in the United States and timed for the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia.”
However, the lead essayist on the project wrote in a letter to the editor of Notre Dame’s The Observer that “the white race is the biggest murderer, rapist, pillager, and thief of the modern world.”
She also claimed that the actions of European settlers and explorers like Christoper Columbus were “acts of devils” comparable to the actions of Hitler.
So you can tell she’s very level-headed and reasonable, of course.
“[The whites] lasting monument was the destruction and enslavement of two races of people,” Hannah-Jones wrote.
She claimed that Africans arrived in North America long before Europeans (wut) but that, unlike the Europeans, Africans peacefully met and traded with Native Americans (…)
She also claimed that the pyramids in Mexico are a symbol of this glorious multicultural friendship (is this even a thing?)
She then declares that white people today still take advantage of others (she does not mention the African slave traders who sold fellow Africans to white people back in 1619 though, weirdly).
“The descendants of these savage 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,” she writes.
She’s apparently never been made privy to all the black people who sell drugs and guns in the black community, weirdly.
She concludes her letter by extending sympathy to the person she was addressing, declaring that white people still struggle with a supremacy complex.
“But after everything that those barbaric devils did, I do not hate them,” she wrote. “I understand that because of some lacking, they needed to [sic] constantly prove their superiority.”
Well isn’t she a peach.
The Federalist reached out to The Times for comment, but they did not reply.
They note that:
In May, Hannah-Jones was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for her work on the 1619 Project, despite the work having to be substantially corrected after a number of respected academics and historians disputed its grasp on history. Hannah-Jones even admitted herself the correction was “important,” admitting she “los[t] important context and nuance” in the Pulitzer-winning essay.
This isn’t the first time the New York Times has hired and kept a writer with a history of racism and radical views. In 2018, the NYT hired Sarah Jeong despite a long string of racist tweets that littered her Twitter calling white people “goblins,” likening their smell to dogs, and asking to “#cancelallwhitepeople”.