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Blacks Being Sold Victimhood

Actor Siaka Massaquoi, a first-generation American whose family came from Liberia, entered Hollywood with big dreams. However, after witnessing racism firsthand and seeing colleagues lose roles because of their skin color, he began to ask questions.

Says Massaquoi, “I think the narrative Hollywood is trying to sell about black people is the same thing the media’s been selling, that we’re poor us, our lives are in danger every day by living here in this country. They see me as a black man and automatically go to victimhood, or criminal.” He says when his family arrived in America 16 years ago, the refrain was the South was teeming with racists and to keep away from rural areas.

While Massaquoi viewed Hollywood as the most racist experience of his life, he says if there would be a call to action for anyone in Hollywood, just ask yourself what really matters in your heart. “We have a chance to be  different and if you don’t, you’re going to have to live with that for the rest of your life. You have a chance today, let’s do it.” Here’s more of his story on breaking free from PragerU.

Wall Or No Wall?

President Biden’s decision to halt construction on the border wall is drawing the ire of conservatives and a good chunk of liberals, which begs the question: Is the wall bad for immigration?

PragerU’s Will Witt engages an opponent of the border wall in a spirited debate, as they hash out the question, considering illegal vs. legal migration, racism of the structure and the humanitarianism of the issue.

Why Girls Become Boys

Ten years ago, it was unlikely that you knew someone who identified as transgender. Today, it’s unlikely that you don’t know someone who identifies as transgender. The latest statistics reveal that 2 percent of high school students identify as transgender and the overwhelming majority of them are teenage girls.

Between 2016 and 2017, the number of teenage females seeking transgender surgery quadrupled. Surprisingly, if you graduated high school more than a decade ago there was a chance you didn’t know anyone who was transgender, because according to the Diagnostical and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders, the condition underlying it afflicted 1 in 10,000 people and almost none of these cases were teenage girls.

In 2016, Brown University public health researcher Lisa Littman began studying the issue and concluded that peer influence and social media interaction had a lot to do with this trans-teen phenomenon. In the following edition of PragerU, author Abigail Shrier brings us more of Littman’s study and analyzes this disturbing trend and its implications.

The Lie Of Anti-Asian Racism

The shootings in Atlanta last has catapulted this insane obsession with Asian hate. And if you listen to the mainstream news media, they’re only pouring fuel on the fire. “We’re bathing in this terrible lie of anti-Asian racism in America, another example of white supremacist thought that has taken over the country,” says Dennis Prager.

In this week’s edition of “Fireside Chat,” Prager delves into the latest spike in attacks on Asian-Americans and the Left’s habitual untruthfulness, beginning with his five reasons why this enormous lie was fomented. Here’s more with Prager.

Escaping Antifa

Gabriel Nadales was an angry, bitter and unhappy young man—the perfect recruit for Antifa, the violent left-wing group which claims to fight against fascism. He says his beef was against the greedy, heartless power structure that didn’t care about him or society’s innocent victims and which had robbed, beaten and stolen from his ancestors.

Nadales explains that Antifa stands for antifascist, but the name is purposely deceptive. It is calibrated so that anyone who dares to criticize the group or its tactics can in turn can be labeled fascist. Their mantra: to blast the establishment, taunt police and destroy property.

But something powerful clicked within Nadales. He says, “Joining Antifa was the worst decision of my life.” So how did he escape? He says he encountered something good, friends who pointed him to the logic of Milton Friedman, Thomas Sowell and Ben Shapiro. “What they said just made sense and offered me a better way to live.” He added that Antifa  just cared about control and only offered him more anger and bitterness. Here’s the rest of Nadales’ story on PragerU.

Small Government The Answer

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen. Not everyone understands why that’s true, however, and Dennis Prager responds to some of those critics, pointing out, “The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

Prager also introduces a rare guest–20-year-old Amala Ekpunobi–an impressive new edition to the PragerU family, who became a much happier person when she left left-wing activism and victimhood in favor of logical conservative values.

 

 

News Anchor Resigns

A TV news anchor has resigned, saying she doesn’t “like the direction the media is going.” MAJOR. It’s so sad, and she’s so right. Are you paying attention? More from PragerU.

Capitalism Saved China

How did one of the world’s poorest countries—China—become one of the world’s richest in just 30 years? The answer is capitalism. The bizarre about-face is difficult to fathom in this day and age, but here’s how it happened.

In 1949, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) defeated the Nationalist Party in a brutal civil war. The leader of the CCP, Mao Zedong, promised the Chinese people that he would create a new China. To transform China into this heaven-on-earth, Mao launched radical socialist reforms: industries were nationalized, private businesses were eliminated and land was confiscated. But rather than turning China into a heaven on earth, these policies turned China into a hell-on-earth.

Mao’s successor, Deng Xiaoping, didn’t have any answers, but in 1978, a small group of 18 of farmers from the village of Xiaogang did. They made a secret deal with their village leader.  After fulfilling the government quotas, they would be allowed to keep any surplus for themselves and sell what they didn’t need.

The result was magical. The “Xiaogang model” began to spread to other villages. When Deng heard of it, rather than punishing the farmers, he had the good sense to recognize that these simple peasants had shown him how to revive China’s economy. The freer the Chinese economy became, the wealthier the Chinese people became. In the space of three decades, 800 million Chinese people emerged out of poverty. Here’s more from journalist-author Helen Raleigh on PragerU.

Guns Prevent Tyranny

ANYONE who understands the Second Amendment knows it’s not really about guns. It’s about ensuring freedom and protecting yourself from tyranny. And you’d better believe that’s important. More from the rapper Ice-T and PragerU.

Is Free College A Good Idea?

With the Democrat Party barreling out of control on a careless spending spree, it appears that free college for all is next on the docket.

Thanks to big government, the cost of a college education has skyrocketed at an alarming rate, rising a shocking 1,000 percent since the 1970s. PragerU’s Will Witt takes the issue to the University of Texas at Austin campus, where he receives some interesting thoughts on whether a college education should be a freebie and who will pay for it.

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