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FIRST ON FOX: The New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project founder said the Republicans are a “white party” and the Democrats are a party that “actually represents the majority of Americans” during a panel held on Saturday.
Nikole Hannah-Jones made the comments at the National Antiracist Book Festival hosted by the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research on Saturday.
Hannah-Jones said Republicans are a “white party” that “understands that they actually can’t win elections with majorities.”
“And in this country we have a rapid demographic shift that’s happening where Republicans understand that they actually can’t win elections with majorities because they’re basically a white party and the Democrats are a party that actually represents the majority of Americans, meaning the plurality of white voters and the majority of voters of all other races, that those two things go hand in hand,” Hannah-Jones said.
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The Real Clear Politics Poll on the 2022 Generic Congressional Vote has Republicans leading Democrats by 4.7%. An April Gallup poll found President Biden’s job approval fell 20% among black voters from when he took office, and fell 21% among Hispanics.
President Biden’s approval rating among black voters is 67% and 52% among Hispanics.
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“Trying to secure your political primacy means you have to really target and try to create racial resentment in order to drive your voters along. And so we’ve seen all of that before,” Hannah-Jones added.
The comment was made during a discussion of the 1619 Project and how several states across the country have banned the teaching of the 1619 Project in schools.
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Hannah-Jones is best known for her work on The New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project, which was critical for supposedly saying inaccurate certain parts of the story, such as the statement that “one of the main reasons why the colonists decided to declare their independence from Great Britain was that they wanted to protect the institution of slavery”.
She recently published a book based on The 1619 Project, which hit the bestseller lists of both Amazon and The New York Times in its first week. There is also a version for children booktitled “The 1619 Project: Born on Water”.
Hannah-Jones did not respond to Fox News in time for publication.