Popular radio host Dennis Prager on Friday detailed some differences between “liberals” and “leftists,” warning that leftists in American academia are cracking down on free speech in a way that a biblical view of race is considered a “microaggression.”
The founder of PragerU, a nonprofit that publishes videos on many political, economic, and social topics, spoke in front of Christian conservatives gathered for the annual “Road to Majority Conference” hosted by the evangelical grassroots organization Faith & Freedom Coalition.
Prager, who has long criticized the leftward push in the Democrat Party, shared for the hundreds in attendance at the Omni Shoreham Hotel key distinctions between traditional “liberals” of the past and “leftists” who are pushing a far-left political agenda today.
It’s a distinction that, he says, is “both intellectually honest and effective.” He urged attendees to go home and ask their own Democrat friends and family members whether they are liberals or leftists.
One difference between liberals and leftists, he said, can be found when it comes to issues of race.
“One of the basic liberal doctrines … was racial integration,” Prager said. “Racial segregation was [universally] regarded as evil. Racial segregation was something for bigots. That is correct. It was. [But] it’s returned.”
He noted that today, “leftists” support racial segregation “as much as they did in the deep South in the 1950s.”
While that might seem like an outlandish statement, Prager pointed to certain trends emerging on college campuses in the U.S.
Prestigious institutions like Harvard University have begun holding voluntary all-black graduation ceremonies, while some institutions have even created voluntary all-black dormitory options.
As The College Fix reported in May, more than 75 private and public colleges nationwide are now holding voluntary all-black graduation ceremonies in addition to their regular graduation services.
These ceremonies are part of a trend that the politically conservative National Association of Scholars calls “neo-segregation.”
“If you are against a black dormitory, you are considered racist,” Prager told the crowd.
Prager said that another example is when the University of California told its faculty and staff in a microaggression training guide that making statements such as “there is only one race: the human race” is a microaggression.
“[Its a microagression] If you just say there is only one race — the human race — but that is exactly what everyone in this room believes,” Prager stressed. “I believe on religious grounds that God created Adam. Adam was not black. Adam was not white. Adam was not Asian. Adam was not Hispanic.”
“We are all descended from a non-ethnic, non-race descriptive human being,” he continued. “All of us.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Samuel Smith