UNC Journalism School Has Accreditation Downgraded For Not Instantly Offering Tenure To A Crank Amateur Historian
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Academic accreditation is a weapon of mass destruction in maintaining the hegemony of the woke.

For example, the U of North Carolina’s journalism school has had its accreditation downgraded for not immediately offering tenure to crank amateur historian Nikole “1619” Hannah-Jones. From Insight into Diversity:

UNC Journalism School Downgraded to Provisional Accreditation in the Wake of DEI Concerns
By INSIGHT Staff – May 4, 2022

The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) recently voted to downgrade the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media to “provisional accreditation” status, according to an email written by Interim Dean Heidi Hennink-Kaminski to school faculty.

The change is due to the ACEJMC’s concerns regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at the school, especially in the wake of journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones turning down a tenured position because of administrative controversy surrounding her hiring. In 2021, Hannah-Jones was hired as the Knight Chair in Race and Investigative Journalism but was originally only offered a five-year contract instead of tenure by the UNC Board of Trustees. Despite later receiving a tenure offer, Hannah-Jones decided to take the same position at Howard University instead. The ACEJMC determined that this high-profile incident was evidence of significant DEI issues within the school that warranted reevaluation of its accreditation.

“[T]he UNC Hussman School is dealing with an existential crisis both internally and externally,” the ACEJMC wrote. “The [Hannah-Jones] controversy…exposed long-standing problems. Many stem from inconsistencies in executing the goals in the 2016 Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan.”

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