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Liberals, stand up for this professor

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Oppressive. Terrifying. Disgusting.

Those are some of the nicer words that my fellow liberals have used to denounce GOP efforts to restrict teaching around race in American classrooms. In over 20 states, Republican lawmakers have proposed measures that would prohibit instruction of the 1619 Project, Critical Race Theory, or — to quote language used by many of these bills — any lesson that makes one group experience guilt or anguish for what its members did. In short: no discussion of racism, please. Someone in the room might feel bad.

And here’s what the vast majority of left-wing commentators had to say about the Peter Boghossian, the embattled Portland State philosopher who resigned yesterday after suffering abuse for speaking his mind: nothing.

Zero. Silence. Crickets.

We can’t have it both ways. If we want to resist the GOP effort to muzzle our schools and universities, we also need to condemn left-wing attacks on free speech and exchange. You can’t credibly accuse the other team of censorship when your own side is engaging in it, too.

But we are.........

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