The University of Wisconsin-Madison recently hosted Nikole Hannah-Jones, author of the controversial 1619 Project, who was paid $55,000 to come to campus for an event honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
"I think whereas Martin Luther King was espousing throughout his years of looking to ease the racial tension, I think that message from Martin Luther King is at odds, completely at odds, with the 1619 Project," responds Julaine Appling of the Wisconsin Family Council.
She would not have an issue with the school inviting the controversial creator of the misleading project to speak on campus if someone with an alternate view had also been invited.
"I would not have a problem with her coming in if they brought in someone purposefully to bring the other side of this exact issue," Appling asserts.
Newsmax quotes former speaker of the House and historian Newt Gingrich as saying the whole 1619 Project "is a lie."
According to Fox Business, funding for the event where Hannah-Jones spoke came from private sources.
Editor's note: Corrected to reflect that no public funding was used for the event.