Maher started the present’s panel dialogue Friday night time with reference to training in America and the way school campuses and lecture rooms have grow to be a “social justice manufacturing facility,” itemizing a number of situations throughout the nation of lecturers resigning as a result of they’ve felt extra like “political activists” than precise educators, with one saying it is “pitting college students towards one another primarily based on the colour of their pores and skin.”
“To me, when individuals say to me generally, like, ‘Boy, you actually go after the left today. Why?’ Since you’re embarrassing me,” Maher exclaimed. “That is why I am going after the left in a approach you by no means did earlier than. Since you’re inverting issues that I- I am not going to surrender on being liberal! That is what these lecturers are speaking about. You are taking kids and making them hyper-aware of race in a approach they would not in any other case be!”
“[Liberals are] taking kids and making them hyper-aware of race in a approach they would not in any other case be!”
He continued, “I noticed final night time on the soccer recreation, Alicia Keys sang ‘Carry Each Voice and Sing,’ which now I hear known as the Black nationwide anthem. Now, perhaps we should always do away with our nationwide anthem, however I feel we should always have one nationwide anthem. I feel whenever you go down a highway the place you are having two totally different nationwide anthems, schools generally now have … lots of them have totally different commencement ceremonies for Black and White, separate dorms — that is what I imply! Segregation! You’ve got inverted the concept. We’re going again to that underneath a special title.”
“Once you go down a highway the place you are having two totally different nationwide anthems … Segregation! … We’re going again to that underneath a special title.”
The HBO host went to blast the College of Oregon for having decrease commencement requirements for “individuals of shade.” Panelist George Will agreed with Maher’s sentiment, calling it the “tender bigotry of low expectations,” whereas the opposite panelist Christina Bellantoni was extra sympathetic with the adjusted requirements for minorities, telling Maher it is “essential to know” why these discussions are happening.