Activist Nikole Hannah-Jones has never been too keen on telling the truth about U.S. history. The New York Times reporter and lead author of the inaccurate “1619 Project” has now added another line item to her list of historically erroneous claims.
It started on Saturday when Hannah-Jones tweeted her feeling of “shame” as an American visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in Japan.
Feeling ashamed of shameful things is not BAD. It’s called being an empathetic and moral human being. Shame helps us do better. When I visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum about the impact of the US’s atomic bomb, as an American, I felt shame.
— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) November 6, 2021
There is nothing inherently wrong with that feeling.