Last Updated on December 27, 2021
1619 Project founder Nikole Hannah-Jones, who once penned a racist screed describing white people as “bloodsuckers” and “barbaric animals,” expressed her inability to understand why American parents have a say in the material taught to their children in public schools.
Jones’ comments came during on Sunday during an interview on Meet The Press, in response to the humiliating defeat of Democrat Terry McAuliffe in November’s Virginia gubernatorial race.
“Well, I would say the governor’s race in Virginia was decided based on the success of a right-wing propaganda campaign that told white parents that they needed to fight against their children being indoctrinated as race – as being called racists,” Jones seethed.
“And I don’t really understand this idea that parents should decide what’s being taught,” she continued.
Nikole Hannah-Jones: Parents shouldn't be in charge of their kids' schooling: "I don't really understand this idea that parents should decide what's being taught. I'm not a professional educator. I don't have a degree in social studies." Yet she wants the 1619 Project in schools. pic.twitter.com/UAjFTCvVmg
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“I’m not a professional educator,” the woman who has claims the United States’ “true founding” was in 1619 continued. “I don’t have a degree in social studies or science. We send our children to school because we want them to be taught by people who have an expertise in the subject area. And that is not my job.
“When the governor or the candidate said that he didn’t think parents should be deciding what’s being taught in school, he was panned for that,” she said. “But that’s just the fact.”
Hannah went on repeat left-wing talking points attacking homeschooling, claiming, “This is why we send our children to school and don’t homeschool, because these are the professional educators who have the expertise to teach social studies, to teach history, to teach science, to teach literature. And I think we should leave that to the educators.”