Mary Grabar, Resident Fellow, The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI), has published a best-selling book Debunking the 1619 Project. Dr. Grabar has been following Nikole Hannah-Jones, the New York Times journalist who designed the Project, as she travels from campus to campus to be fawned over and richly rewarded for peddling ideology masquerading as revisionist history. In “Nikole Hannah-Jones Admits Her ‘1619 Project’ Is A Useful Political ‘Narrative,’” published in the October 25 issue of the on-line journal The Federalist, Grabar explains how Hannah-Jones, in her meandering and inconsistent assertions, has given away the game.
In a recent speech delivered at the Roosevelt Institute in New York City, for example, Hannah-Jones left no doubt about the political intent of her handiwork. She was practicing “advocacy journalism.” Her fallacious narrative about the founding of the United States, she admitted, “allows for policy.” One of the policies for which Hannah-Jones is beating the drum most loudly, Grabar observes, is for the federal government to undertake a massive social-justice program of wealth redistribution centered on reparations for slavery.