Nikole Hannah-Jones says Martin Luther King Jr. ‘never called for a colorblind society’ in rambling rant

New York Times journalist and creator of the controversial and discredited 1619 Project, Nikole Hannah-Jones, posted a series of tweets defending critical race theory Thursday, saying that Dr. Martin Luther King never called for a colorblind society.

The tweets came just days after newly-elected governor, Glenn Youngkin (R-VA), won Virginia’s governor race amid an ugly battle over CRT with his opponent, Terry McCauliffe, who famously stated that parents should not have authority over what their children are taught in schools.

‘There’s a wink-and-nod game being played right now with those who acknowledge the construct of race are being racist/race-obsessed, that CRT is bad because it ‘forces’ people to acknowledge the role of race in a society built on it. This 700 pp book is a *survey* of US race laws,” Hannah-Jones tweeted with a picture of “States Laws on Race and Color by Pauli Murray.

“The section on Virginia alone is 30 pages of laws defining race and what Black and white are allowed to do and not to do in every aspect of life, and this is not COMPREHENSIVE,” the 1619 Project author argued, “The people who enforced and lived by these race laws are the grandparents of the kids in US schools.”

Hannah-Jones wrote that 350 years of intentional strategy went into creating a divide between black and white cultures using the letter of the law, and that despite being deemed unconstitutional decades ago, those same ideas play into modern power dynamics.

“This has been game that many white conservatives and white moderate have played since the end of legal discrimination. That if the explicit use of race could no longer be used to their advantage, but instead was used to rectify the legacy of slavery, then it must be condemned,” Hannah-Jones tweeted.

The author’s pointing the finger at white conservatives came after Youngkin’s representative win for those opposed to pushing CRT on children in schools.

As the bizarre thread continued, Hannah-Jones discussed race as a construct and claimed that society is taught that acknowledging a black person from a white person makes someone racist, and that Americans are instead taught to “pretend race doesn’t exist.”

The author juxtaposed this idea with claims that money is a social construct, and that she refused to engage in it before complaining, “But if I go to the store and try to take something without it, I’m going to jail.”

“Dr. King never called for a colorblind society. He called for a society that stopped treating Black people as second-class citizens and for specific race-based policies to address the 350 years of race-based discrimination. Dr. King talked about race, Black & white, ALL THE TIME,” Hannah-Jones concluded.

In King’s most famous, “I Have a Dream” speech given in 1963, he called on people not to “be judged by the color of their skin but by their character.”

Hannah-Jones won a Pulitzer Prize for her “1619 Project” which claims the country was founded in 1619 on the backs of slaves and that systemic racism is inherent in American institutions and culture.

It has since been discredited and refuted by many academics, but that hasn’t stopped Hannah-Jones from capitalizing on it, claiming her project was never about “an accurate rendering of history.”

The timing of the thread by the 1619 Project founder can’t be ignored, as radical Democrats everywhere squirm in the wake of Virginia’s gubernatorial election, which sent one message loud and clear.

Parents across the country will continue the fight to protect their children and ensure that the material they are being taught in schools is academic and not politically motivated conjecture.

Parents took back the power and successfully fought the Democrats vying for control in the Virginia school system. The left will continue to push CRT, but many are predicting that Youngkin’s election will be a harbinger for Republicans nationwide and his victory will be mirrored across the country in 2022 and 2024.


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