Nikole Hannah-Jones Has Been Named a MacArthur Fellow for Her Reporting on Racial Resegregation in American Schools
Nikole Hannah-Jones’ investigations into the re-segregation of the American education system have earned her a National Magazine Award, the Peabody, the George Polk Award, and, today, a 2017 MacArthur Genius Grant Fellowship—a distinction awarded to those who are forging truly significant progress towards “building a more just, verdant and peaceful world.”
“When we look at racial inequality, police violence for instance, it’s very visible, and it’s very visceral and it’s very easy to have a reaction to that,” says Hannah-Jones. “But it’s much harder to see why neighbourhoods are segregated, who’s pulling the strings, how did this happen. And I see my job as exposing how things are working behind the scenes to create the reality that we all live in.” Through historical analyses, insightful policy research, and generous personal narratives, she continues to produce and speak on this important work.
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