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Outspoken anti-communism activist Xi Van Fleet gave New York Times racial injustice reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones a lesson on “the current Woke Revolution aiming to undo America” during a recent Twitter exchange.
Van Fleet took exception to a tweet by The 1619 Project founder attacking “American exceptionalism” and a heated debate ensued.
If you’re not familiar with Nikole Hannah-Jones, she won a Pulitzer for The 1619 Project which “aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of the United States’ national narrative.”
In her tweet that drew Van Fleet’s attention, Hannah-Jones bemoans that Black history is under attack because “our very presence on these lands is the greatest rebuke to the narrative of American exceptionalism.”
I appreciate EVERYONE who participated in the debate yesterday about American Exceptionalism, natural rights, slavery, and the 1619 Project. The author should be challenged by us since the mainstream media no longer does its job. @ConceptualJames https://t.co/t9SDv2wbPj
— Xi Van Fleet (@XVanFleet) February 27, 2023
“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 counters.
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