The left-wing New York Times reporter and creator of the controversial 1619 Project accused the media of depicting ‘insidious racism’ in its heavy coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – compared to other conflicts – and accused some journalists only have concern for ‘Europeans with blond hair and blue eyes.’
‘Every journalist covering Ukraine should really, really look internally. This is why I say we should stop pretending we have objectivity and in instead acknowledge our biases so that we can report against them. Many of us see the racialized analysis and language,’ Nikole Hannah-Jones tweeted Sunday.
Hannah-Jones, whose 1619 Project initiative aims to reframe American history by placing the consequences of slavery at the center of the national narrative, also alleged the ‘admissions of shock’ for Ukraine demonstrates racial bias and a lack of attention for ‘peoples not considered white’.
‘Honestly, these admissions of shock that this is happening in a European country are…