Alums pissed after ritzy prep school disinvites Nikole Hannah-Jones

According to Hannah-Jones, creator of the Times’ 1619 Project, she had been invited to speak at Middlesex School during a planned diversity symposium in February. But the head of the $70,000-per-year Ivy League feeder and board of trustees objected.

They also shot down a speaking event with the school’s BIPOC alumni, according to a snippet of an email exchange that Hannah-Jones posted on Twitter.

“Middlesex is clearly responding to [the] successful right-wing propaganda campaign against both me and work that deals more truthfully with this nation’s racism,” Hannah-Jones told The Daily Beast. She noted that her disinvitation likely would have sparked cries of “cancel culture” had she been a right-wing figure.