(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) Race-hustling writer Nikole Hannah–Jones, the founder of the New York Times‘s “1619 Project,” recently lectured a survivor of China’s brutal Maoist regime on the nature of oppression, Fox News reported.
Hannah–Jones, while promoting her Hulu miniseries on the “1619 Project,” began a lengthy Twitter thread by claiming that black history is under attack in America because “our very presence on these lands is the greatest rebuke to the narrative of American exceptionalism.”
But Hannah–Jones was called out by Xi Van Fleet, a Chinese immigrant who survived the worst of Maoist China.
“Yourself and I, an immigrant from China with 200 borrowed dollars in my pocket when I arrived more than 30 yrs ago, are the proof of American Exceptionalism,” Van Fleet replied.
Not to have her tidy narrative disturbed, Hannah–Jones pressed back against Van Fleet, asking her to explain her position.
Natural rights is unique to American founding. Bc of it we were able to abolish slavery, Jim Crow, anti-Chinese laws … to allow individuals to succeed. What is not unique to America is slavery, which still exists today. Ppl fighting for human rights in China are jailed by CCP.
— Xi Van Fleet (@XVanFleet) February 26, 2023
According to Van Fleet, America’s commitment to natural rights allowed the nation to “abolish slavery, Jim Crow, anti-Chinese laws … to allow individuals to succeed.
“What is not unique to America is slavery, which still exists today,” she added. “Ppl fighting for human rights in China are jailed by CCP.”
But according to Hannah–Jones, the nation is and always has been evil.
“Ma’am, the idea of natural rights may have been unique, but 1/5th of the population was enslaved at our founding and had no ‘natural rights,'” she wrote.
“Further, you do not think protesters in the US face state violence and arrest? You think the US has no political prisoners?” she continued. “I’m afraid your vision of America does not match the reality.”