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Hannah-Jones’ full statement on her decision is here and you should read it.

Congratulations to Howard University are in order.

Less than a week after trustees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill belatedly voted to grant tenure to New York Times reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones, Howard University announced Hannah-Jones will instead be joining its faculty.

Ta-Nehisi Coates is also joining Howard’s faculty as a writer-in-residence.

Hannah-Jones, who won a Pulitzer Prize for her “1619 Project,” will also establish the Center for Journalism and Democracy, which the university says will train aspiring journalists in “the investigative skills and historical and analytical expertise needed to cover the crisis our democracy is facing.”

Of course NPR manages to slip some whoopsie how ever did that happen? passive voce into its article.

The news is a blow to UNC, which has had its reputation damaged by its handling of Hannah-Jones’ appointment to an endowed professorship at its journalism school. For months, trustees declined to consider granting her tenure, a highly unusual move considering the relevant academic leaders backed her tenure.

M a y b e a university that puts a person through hell by allowing fugly misogynoirist dickholes who want to kick America’s history of slavery and racism under a rug to stick their nasty little paws in the university’s tenure decisions doesn’t have a reputation to damage? Just a thought.

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