SMITH: 'Activist' Nikole Hannah-Jones should have never even been considered for tenure as UNC journalism prof

On This week’s episode of the Campus Countdown, Campus Reform Video Reporter Addison Smith called out the University of North Carolina for considering 1619 Project author Nikole Hannah-Jones for a tenure position at their journalism school.

Though, after widespread criticism, the school pulled back on the tenureship, Hannah-Jones still received a 5-year offer of $180,000 annually salary. 

“The good news is she was denied tenure. The bad news is she’s still going to have a 5-year deal with the school,” Smith said. “And for what? She’s not a journalist, she’s an activist, and a radical one at that. She’s not a professor, so being tenured should have never even been considered in this whole conversation, but what has she done to deserve a professor position at any school?” 

He concluded that, “She has done nothing to deserve this but spit on the country that has made her both rich and famous, and she’s being rewarded with more riches, more fame, and the opportunity to indoctrinate the next generation of Americans with lies and fairy tales.”

In the rest of the Campus Countdown, Smith mocked Penn State’s new “inclusive language reform”, and explained the controversy surrounding a school that reportedly cancelled classes after a heated student-teacher debate over depicting police in children’s cartoons. 

Watch the full episode above.

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