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Fauci Dismisses Wuhan Lab Leak Theory — Says ‘Far-Fetched’ to Say China ‘Deliberately Engineered’ Bioweapon, Emails Misconstrued

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday pushed back against critics questioning his relationship with China after emails revealed the nonprofit that helped fund some of the research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology thanked him for publicly coming out and saying evidence points to the coronavirus not coming from a lab leak.


Nikole Hannah-Jones: Push to Ban 1619 Project from Being Taught in Schools ‘Is Fundamentally a Free Speech Issue’

Monday on CNN’s “New Day,” New York Times writer and “1619 Project” creator Nikole Hannah-Jones sounded off on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) leading a group of senators in calling on the Biden administration to withdraw the “1619 Project” from federal grant programs. McConnell in a letter described the curriculum as “politicized” and “divisive.”

Nikole Hannah-Jones of The New York Times.

Critical Race Theorist Ibram X. Kendi on Ma’Khia Bryant: ‘What Would Have Been’ if She Were White, Rich?

Thursday on CNN’s “New Day,” critical race theorist Ibram X. Kendi, author and contributing writer for The Atlantic, wondered what would have happened in Columbus, OH if Ma’Khia Bryant had been a “16-year-old white girl in a wealthy suburban neighborhood. Bryant was shot and killed by police after she appeared to attack another person with a knife.

Ibram X. Kendi visits Build to discuss the book Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You at Build Studio on March 10, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)