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Biden Supreme Court nominee Jackson praised NYT's 1619 Project during MLK Day speech

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Well that’s pretty much turn out the lights the party’s over for this nominee. We can’t have a Supreme Court justice that talks like this about the founding of America.



“Hannah-Jones won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary last year for the project and was named to TIME's list of the "100 most influential people."

Historians have flagged the project for incorrect statements and interpretations. Five academic historians signed a letter claiming the 1619 Project got several elements of history wrong, including a claim that the Revolutionary War was fought to preserve slavery.”



 

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"[A]cclaimed investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones (who happens to be a black woman) explains that the men who drafted and enacted the Constitution founded this nation on certain ideals: freedom; equality; democracy," Jackson said at the time. "Yet, at the time they formulated these principles, the institution of slavery already existed in the colonies — ever since the year 1619, when 20-to-30 Africans who had been captured in their homeland arrived in the colonies by ship and were exchanged for goods.

"Jones highlights the irony of the situation even further when she notes that at the very moment that Thomas Jefferson penned the self-evident truths of the Declaration of Independence, a black relative—a slave— had been brought into his office to serve him," Jackson continued.

She added, "Thus, it is Jones’s provocative thesis that the America that was born in 1776 was not the perfect union that it purported to be, and that it is actually only through the hard work, struggles, and sacrifices of African Americans over the past two centuries that the United States has finally become the free nation that the Framers initially touted."

Wow, controversial! Is this the kind of stuff the rightwing snowflakes are trying to ban people from saying?
 

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Jackson is black and female (at least identifies as such). That's all the requirements Biden laid out for a Supreme Court selection during his campaign.
 

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Rather a non-issue.
She gave her opinion about an award winning piece of journalism.
 

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Five academic historians signed a letter claiming the 1619 Project got several elements of history wrong, including a claim that the Revolutionary War was fought to preserve slavery.”
Yeah they revised it later. Adapting your work based on criticism is all part of the process. Go read the current version. None of what they say is objectionable.
 

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Well that’s pretty much turn out the lights the party’s over for this nominee. We can’t have a Supreme Court justice that talks like this about the founding of America.



“Hannah-Jones won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary last year for the project and was named to TIME's list of the "100 most influential people."

Historians have flagged the project for incorrect statements and interpretations. Five academic historians signed a letter claiming the 1619 Project got several elements of history wrong, including a claim that the Revolutionary War was fought to preserve slavery.”





Should we start a fundraiser for our conservative friends when she is confirmed?
 

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Well that’s pretty much turn out the lights the party’s over for this nominee. We can’t have a Supreme Court justice that talks like this about the founding of America.



“Hannah-Jones won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary last year for the project and was named to TIME's list of the "100 most influential people."

Historians have flagged the project for incorrect statements and interpretations. Five academic historians signed a letter claiming the 1619 Project got several elements of history wrong, including a claim that the Revolutionary War was fought to preserve slavery.”




Looking for someone who wants to reinstate Plessy?
 

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Well that’s pretty much turn out the lights the party’s over for this nominee. We can’t have a Supreme Court justice that talks like this about the founding of America.



“Hannah-Jones won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary last year for the project and was named to TIME's list of the "100 most influential people."

Historians have flagged the project for incorrect statements and interpretations. Five academic historians signed a letter claiming the 1619 Project got several elements of history wrong, including a claim that the Revolutionary War was fought to preserve slavery.”



Change your Huggies and dry your eyes.

Judge Jackson specifically pointed to Hannah-Jones’ correct observation that "the America that was born in 1776 was not the perfect union that it purported to be”.

If that obvious truth upsets you, go back to looking at Highlights magazines.
 

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Well that’s pretty much turn out the lights the party’s over for this nominee. We can’t have a Supreme Court justice that talks like this about the founding of America.



“Hannah-Jones won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary last year for the project and was named to TIME's list of the "100 most influential people."

Historians have flagged the project for incorrect statements and interpretations. Five academic historians signed a letter claiming the 1619 Project got several elements of history wrong, including a claim that the Revolutionary War was fought to preserve slavery.”



It most likely will come down to Manchins opinion unless some Republicans defect.
 

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Well that’s pretty much turn out the lights the party’s over for this nominee. We can’t have a Supreme Court justice that talks like this about the founding of America.

“Hannah-Jones won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary last year for the project and was named to TIME's list of the "100 most influential people."

Historians have flagged the project for incorrect statements and interpretations. Five academic historians signed a letter claiming the 1619 Project got several elements of history wrong, including a claim that the Revolutionary War was fought to preserve slavery.”
Wow, 5 historians..... Five? 5? That is 1 more than 4 historians. Amazing. I hope they didn't give too much away getting that 5th historian to sign on....

You know, more than 1000 former US attorneys (that is 1000 more 5) said Trump committed actionable obstruction of justice, (meaning he met the high standards of being charged with a federal crime and would be convicted) yet no conservative seems particularly impressed by that. Forgive me if I am not impressed by 5 whole historians. Any scholarly work is going to have scholarly detractors (and they only said that she "got several elements wrong", not that her work was BS, which is what you are implying). The fact that there were only 5 that felt strongly enough about this to write a joint op-ed suggests the work was likely pretty good.

Sorry, Nikole Hannah-Jones won the Pulitizer for this. That is impressive. Also, New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, named the 1619 Project as one of the 10 greatest works of journalism in the decade from 2010 to 2019. From the Wikipedia article on the Nikole Hannah-Jones, here are some of the accolades that she has earned (note, there are more than 5 -- I had to cut some so I would not exceed character limits)

 
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OOOOOoooooo, that's really it? OMG, I'm scared.
 

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Hopefully there's a couple normal democrats in the Senate willing to step up and block this racist militant.
 

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We can’t have a Supreme Court justice that talks like this about the founding of America.
Oh, yes, we can.

And we will.

This is 2022 America.

Certain folks can say anything they want.

If you disagree, just smile and keep your mouth shut.

When she is confirmed, there will be jubilant celebrations throughout the land -- led by President Biden and a media crying tears of joy.
 

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Who cares how she thinks or votes?

She's not being selected for that
 

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She'll be confirmed. Deal with it.
 

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Change your Huggies and dry your eyes.

Judge Jackson specifically pointed to Hannah-Jones’ correct observation that "the America that was born in 1776 was not the perfect union that it purported to be”.

If that obvious truth upsets you, go back to looking at Highlights magazines.
"claim that the Revolutionary War was fought to preserve slavery.”

This is woke-CRT revisionist history and anyone spouting it is unfit to sit on SCOTUS. Biden better look for another black woman. This one is toast.
 

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Wow, 5 historians..... Five? 5? That is 1 more than 4 historians. Amazing. I hope they didn't give too much away getting that 5th historian to sign on....

You know, more than 1000 former US attorneys (that is 1000 more 5) said Trump committed actionable obstruction of justice, (meaning he met the high standards of being charged with a federal crime and would be convicted) yet no conservative seems particularly impressed by that. Forgive me if I am not impressed by 5 whole historians. Any scholarly work is going to have scholarly detractors (and they only said that she "got several elements wrong", not that her work was BS, which is what you are implying). The fact that there were only 5 that felt strongly enough about this to write a joint op-ed suggests the work was likely pretty good.

Sorry, Nikole Hannah-Jones won the Pulitizer for this. That is impressive. Also, New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, named the 1619 Project as one of the 10 greatest works of journalism in the decade from 2010 to 2019. From the Wikipedia article on the Nikole Hannah-Jones, here are some of the accolades that she has earned (note, there are more than 5 -- I had to cut some so I would not exceed character limits)

claim that the Revolutionary War was fought to preserve slavery.”



Disqualified!
 

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"claim that the Revolutionary War was fought to preserve slavery.”

This is woke-CRT revisionist history and anyone spouting it is unfit to sit on SCOTUS. Biden better look for another black woman. This one is toast.

What Jackson said was: "Jones’s provocative thesis that the America that was born in 1776 was not the perfect union that it purported to be, and that it is actually only through the hard work, struggles, and sacrifices of African Americans over the past two centuries that the United States has finally become the free nation that the Framers initially touted."

You find that disqualifying. Says plenty about you.
 

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What Jackson said was: "Jones’s provocative thesis that the America that was born in 1776 was not the perfect union that it purported to be, and that it is actually only through the hard work, struggles, and sacrifices of African Americans over the past two centuries that the United States has finally become the free nation that the Framers initially touted."

You find that disqualifying. Says plenty about you.
This is disqualifying.

claim that the Revolutionary War was fought to preserve slavery.”
 
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