“Amid the political weaponization of critical race theory by conservatives, Hannah-Jones was denied tenure as the Knight Chair in Race and Investigative Journalism in May by the UNC board of trustees, an unusual move that sparked a national outcry and protests by the student body. The board finally granted her tenure last week in a 9–4 vote, just days before she was slated to start her position at the university.” But then, Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the 1619 Project, said, thanks but no thanks and took a gig at Howard University. (I know it’s hard for some people to accept, but slavery happened.)