WATCH: Nikole Hannah-Jones Reveals the First Time She Was Called The N-Word Was at ‘Prestigious White Institution’ Notre Dame

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones revealed that the first time she was ever called the n-word was as a student at a “prestigious white institution” whose validation she once felt was necessary for her success, the University of Notre Dame.

On Tuesday night’s edition of MSNBC’s The ReidOut, Ms. Hannah Jones discussed her decision to reject an offer of tenure from UNC, and instead accept a tenured position at Howard University, an HBCU (Historically Black College or University). She was joined by renowned author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates, who has also accepted a position at Howard.

Host Joy Reid asked about young Black people thinking about going to “the school of your dreams, Harvard, Yale, whatever school it is,”
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