We’ve heard conservatives blame marginalized groups for their own oppression before, and specifically, accusing them of faking hate crimes. The rare case where such an incident actually was faked gets overpublicized to confirm these biases.
Prager University is not an educational institution. There are no classes, tuition, or degrees involved. Contrary to the misleading name, it’s a website and app populated with right-wing videos postulateing on political and social matters, including public health, racism, climate change, and Constitutional interpretation.
It was founded by Dennis Prager, a radio host, and he makes his own appearances in videos pushing his own far-right ideology. In this clip, he explains his view that, if there is hate speech on a college campus, and if there are racially-based threats, or racial slurs, the Black students are probably the guilty parties. All of this he says in a sidetrack from his main point: that Twitter, if bans on hate speech are lifted, will be flooded with hate, but that he is pretty sure it will be fake.
Prager: "If you see a noose on a college dorm of a Black student, the odds are overwhelming that the noose was put there by a Black student. If you see the n-word on a dormitory building, the odds are overwhelming that a Black student actually did that"https://t.co/NRZIkymTNE pic.twitter.com/4bdVNMHiUi
— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) April 27, 2022
“This is a prediction…I rarely make predictions…Twitter will be flooded with hate, and a lot of it will come from people on the the left who want to show how hate-filled it is. It’s like the race-hoax industry. If you see a noose on a college dorm of a Black student, the odds are overwhelming that the noose was put there by a Black student. If you see the n-word on a dormitory building, the odds are overwhelming that a Black student actually did that.”
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