Nikole Hannah-Jones Thinks the North Didn’t Fight in the Civil War

Nikole Hannah-Jones can be described in many ways, but the best word may be delusional. You might be surprised to learn that the north didn’t fight to end slavery and that every country ended slavery on their own without conflict.

Hannah-Jones tweeted, “1) The North did not fight the Civil War to end slavery. 2) Love how you erase Haiti. 3) Every other country ended slavery without needing to fight a war and we were third to last in our hemisphere to abolish slavery. Next.”

The Civil War was fought between every state in the United States and ultimately began because of slavery and ended slavery.

According to American Battlefield Trust, “The American Civil War was fought between the United States of America and the Confederate States of America, a collection of eleven southern states that left the Union in 1860 in 1861. The conflict began primarily as a result of the long-standing disagreement over the institution of slavery.”

Slavery wasn’t the only reason for the Civil War. States that had seceded were also upset because they didn’t believe the federal government could “impose certain taes, force infrastructure improvements, or influence western expansion against the wishes of the state governments.” With that in mind, Hannah-Jones should have noted that the south didn’t fight the Civil War to keep slavery either.

There’s a reason there was a war that ended slavery in the U.S. The states have unique rights to govern themselves and the federal government has little control over what they do. That’s why many were upset during the Covid-19 pandemic and why they’re upset now about abortion rights.

To find out what Hannah-Jones really believes, look no further than a previous tweet, “Black people posed a danger to the country’s idea of itself; they held up a mirror into which the nation preferred not to peer. So the inhumanity visited on Black people by every generation of white America justified the inhumanity of the past and the inequality of the present.”