The American educational system has delved into chaos. Since the 2016 presidential election, many liberal students have resorted to derogating conservative classmates, highly comparable to the tantrum-throwing of a five-year-old. Some have even received death threats for refusing to conform to leftist dogma. As a biomedical sciences major attending the University of Central Florida, the second largest school in the U.S., I am amid the campus follies.
Despite the immaturity and violent intimidation exhibited on campuses across the nation, right-leaning pupils have begun an uprising to express their beliefs. One recent example comes from the University of Minnesota. Madison Faupel, President of the College Republicans at the UMN, detailed her treatment from leftist colleagues in an interview with the Daily Beast. Faupel has been receiving death threats, and unjust labels as a white supremacist ever since her group displayed praise for President Trump’s “build the wall” campaign promise during the 2016 presidential primary election.
One Hispanic pupil was personally offended by the College Republican’s support for securing the border between the U.S. and Mexico. As noted by Minnesota Public Radio, the student believes the wall to symbolize an “attack” on all Latinos and declared, “It tells us we’re not welcome in this country.”
As a Latina, I am well aware that most in favor of building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico are not doing so out of racism against Hispanics, but rather because they wish to have sound national security.
In fact, their fears are well-founded and are shared by the hardworking Latino community. The LA Times reports that homicides as a result of drug cartels in Mexico reached record levels last June. Furthermore, the country experienced over 22 thousand killings in 2016, half of which officials believe are due to cartel violence. Some of these “bad hombres” have infiltrated our nation illegally, murdering innocent Americans. So, excuse the College Republicans for wanting safety for their friends, families, and neighbors, including Hispanics.
Followers of so-called progressivism have lessons to learn regarding tolerance. As seen by their treatment of Faupel, it seems that a woman’s right to choose is reinforced by many liberal youths only until political viewpoints enter the conversation. Where are these “educated” individuals receiving this harmful ideology? Well, from far-left “scholars,” of course.
“Good Little Commie”
Last month, I met with the Young Americans for Liberty at the University of Central Florida. The group’s Vice President and Secretary informed that they must conceal their conservative outlooks in the classroom out of fear that doing otherwise would result in receiving poor grades, confiding, “You have to be a good little commie to get those extra points.”
Another example of detrimental actions by academics leads to a Trinity College sociology professor, Dr. Johnny Eric Williams, who earlier this year encouraged racial minorities to withhold aid to dying white individuals, posting “#LetThem[Expletive]Die,” according to Liberty Nation. A Clemson University lecturer also recently posted the hateful remarks to Facebook, “All Trump supporters, nay, all Republicans, are racist scum,” as documented by Campus Reform. The bigoted brainwashing fed through the country’s educational system is simply horrendous.
While the prejudices plaguing universities are increasingly brought to public light, conservative and libertarian youth, like Ms. Madison Faupel, remain determined in encouraging free thought and expression.
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