‘1619 Project’ founder Nikole Hannah-Jones insists North did not fight Civil War to end slavery

Nikole Hannah-Jones, founder of the historically inaccurate 1619 Project that disputes the fact that America was founded in 1776, is not quite finished with distorting the past to serve a radical left view that reflects abject contempt for the United States.

Then again, when gifted a Pulitzer Prize for serving up racially-motivated indoctrination designed to divide and destroy, the motivation is high to stay on course. The end goal continues to be reparations, it would seem, but a messy obstacle here is the white descendants of those who fought for the Union in the Civil War. Why should they have to pay for the sins of the past with their tax dollars?

Well, it seems Hannah-Jones has a ready solution to this conundrum. According to the New York Times Magazine racial injustice reporter, “the North did not fight the Civil War to end slavery.”

The remarkable comment that sullies the deaths of 360,222 Union soldiers was part of a Twitter thread that began with Hannah-Jones sharing a passage from the 1619 Project that denigrates white Americans.

When a social media user pointed out that the country “fought its bloodiest war” to free blacks from enslavement, Hannah-Jones begged to differ:

When called out for trying to have it both ways, she doubled down on the claim to say the North’s lone goal was to preserve the Union.

And tripled down:

Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:


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