The founder of the 1916 Project claims that the Declaration of Independence is “not” a document of freedom and has a hard time being a patriot “because of slavery.”
Nicole Hannah Jones, 46, sat down at Howard University’s Historically Black College in Washington, D.C., on Sunday to discuss how “it will always be hard” for her to be a patriot in America.
“It’s hard for me, it will always be hard for me to assert any kind of patriotism,” she said at the Democracy Forum hosted by the university, the Pulitzer Center, and the Penguin Random House, just like a black person who comes from slavery.
Without us, this country will not be a democracy [black people]. “Without black people, we wouldn’t have the freedoms that you have,” she said at the event.
“So yes, I do believe in patriotism, which says we will fight for our country to live up to its highest ideals.”
Hannah Jones, a reporter for The New York Times Magazine, created the 1619 Project with the enforcer in 2019, arguing that America was founded the year a group of slaves arrived in the country, not when independence was granted in 1776.
Nicole Hannah Jones, 46, told Howard University students the Declaration of Independence was “not” a document of freedom and she found it hard to be patriotic “because of slavery.”
“It is difficult for me, it will always be difficult for me to assert any kind of patriotism,” she said at the Democracy Forum. Without us, this country would not be a democracy [black people]. Without black people, we wouldn’t have the freedoms you have.
Hannah Jones, a reporter for The New York Times Magazine, created the 1619 Project with the port in 2019, claiming that America was founded the year a group of slaves arrived in the country, not when independence was granted in 1776.
The project won a Pulitzer Prize in 2019
“It aims to reshape the country’s history by placing the repercussions of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the center of our national narrative,” the New York Times Magazine wrote on its website.
The project won a Pulitzer Prize that year.
At the Howard University event, Hannah Jones also claimed that the Declaration of Independence was “not” a document of freedom, but merely a “post-document.”
“The colonialists, the white colonialists, are the ones who identify the crimes they think the British have committed against them and say that’s all they did, so we want to make it out of our country.
She claimed, “Part of what they talk about is wild Indians who want their land, and part of what they talk about is riots, and they are enslaved people.”
They say the crown fuels rebellion, so [what] They are bonded [people] Rise up against them, which gives you a very different perspective than reading the entire Declaration of Independence.
She further claimed that America did not see democracy until 1965, when the Voting Rights Act was passed, saying that by then the country was “almost a true democracy”.
Earlier this week, Yiatin Chu, president of the Asian Wave Coalition — a nonpartisan political club — who lives in Queens, New York, was criticized by Hannah Jones for speaking out about rising crime on the city’s public transportation, especially on the subway. Railways, you may have complained.
Cho wrote, “Payed $2.75 to ride in a subway car with a loud and aggressive man threatening to hit his partner. Car changed at next stop to be in a public toilet/pee smelling, crowded car for the rest of my ride. This is @KathyHochul and @NYCMayors NYC.”
Hannah Jones mocked the quote in a tweet, writing, “Yeah, yeah. Until a couple of years ago, that was totally unknown on subways.”
Earlier this week, Yiatin Chu, president of the Asian Wave Coalition — a nonpartisan political club — who lives in Queens, New York, was criticized by Hannah Jones for speaking out about rising crime on the city’s public transportation, especially on the subway. Railways, you may have complained
Criticizing Chu’s complaint, she said sarcastically that crimes on the subway were “absolutely unheard of” before the pandemic.
Crime has increased significantly in New York City, especially on public transportation
A mob of Hannah Jones’ 700,000 followers then pounced on Chu, with a New York Times journalist accused of deliberately spinning the floats.
According to New York City statistics, transit crime increased 38 percent in 2023 compared to the same point in 2021, while citywide crime increased 29 percent from the previous year.
There were 1,462 offenses between early 2021 and mid-November – but so far this year there have been 2,019 offenses, which is a significant increase.
Zhou replied, “I’ve been riding the subway since the 1980s. It’s not new, but it’s more popular and not getting better. Our selectors [sic] They said they would fix it but we haven’t seen any improvement. Why should we accept these conditions for our transportation?
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