University Of North Carolina Rescinds Tenure Offer For 1619 Project Creator


The University of North Carolina has rescinded its offer of tenure for 1619 Project Author Nikole Hannah-Jones. Hannah-Jones is a New York Times writer and authored the “1619 Project” which was widely criticized by conservatives. Following criticism of her work, Hannah-Jones was offered a five-year term at the university instead of full tenure.

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media pursued Hannah-Jones for its Knight Chair in Race and Investigative Journalism, a tenured professorship. But following political pressure from conservatives who object to her work on “The 1619 Project” for The New York Times Magazine, the school changed its plan to offer her tenure — which amounts to a career-long appointment. Instead, she will start July 1 for a fixed five-year term as Professor of the Practice, with the option of being reviewed for tenure at the end of that time period.

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