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The Truth About America’s Slavocracy Is Too Much for Republicans to Bear

The Truth About America’s Slavocracy
The Truth About America’s Slavocracy

On this episode of democracy-ish, Danielle and Toure break down the current backlash against critical race theory –– during a week that marks the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.

  • The 1619 Project and critical race theory are in the headlines yet again as award-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones is denied tenure from her alma mater, the University of North Carolina,

  • Why is this academic movement, which is simply a non-white-male lens through which to look at history, so frightening to Republicans?

  • A year after George Floyd’s murder, how far have we come in the fight for racial justice –– if we’ve made meaningful strides at all?

Republicans love to crow about “cancel culture,” but what Danielle calls their “illegitimate pushback to American history” continues apace.

This week, news broke that 1619 Project creator Nikole Hannah Jones, who the University of North Carolina recently appointed as chair of its Race and Investigative Journalism department, will not be offered tenure upon her appointment.