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Opinion | I Once Overlooked HBCUs. Hannah-Jones’ Decision Reminded Me of Their Power.

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Nikole Hannah-Jones’ decision to spurn the University of North Carolina for a job at Howard University this week was electrifying for many of us who have experienced racism. Hannah-Jones, one of the top most-decorated journalists of our era, smacked down a big, prestigious white school in favor of a historically Black one. In one gesture, she turned UNC’s initial rejection of her tenure deal into an empowering statement that will resonate well beyond the city limits of Chapel Hill. It’s personal for me. Not because I attended an HBCU myself—but…

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