New York Times’ Nikole Hannah-Jones Fires Back at Trump for Attacking 1619 Project: He’s ‘Trying to Stoke Racial Division’

Nikole Hannah-Jones, the founder of the New York Times’ 1619 Project, responded to President Donald Trump’s criticism of her work by accusing him of “trying to stoke racial division.”

In response to Trump’s criticism and his announcement of a new ‘1776 commission’, Hannah-Jones said on CNN Friday, “The 1619 Project is really about giving us the history and the understanding to see how slavery was foundational to America and the way that the legacy of slavery still permeates modern society. Of course we know that 1776 was the founding of this country.”

“The project does not argue that 1776 was not the founding of the country, but what it does argue for is that we have largely treated
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