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Princeton Student Slams Ivy League Liberalism And Accuses Academia Of Mistreating Conservatives

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A Princeton University student and president of the campus Federalist Society, Akhil Rajasekar, said his school treats conservative students like idiots, on “Fox & Friends” Friday.

“Yes, I voted for [former Secretary of State Hillary] Clinton. I have central left views. I had it anyway. Until I was pushed to the right,” Rajasekar said. (RELATED: Professor Jordan Peterson Goes After Colleges For Teaching Pseudo-Majors)

“There’s this sort of liberal orthodoxy. I think that it’s sort of aggravated in elite campuses, just because like I say I call it the canonization of its own view,” he said. “And I think there’s this idea that if you’re not a liberal you’re an idiot so to speak. And that’s the general idea, right? It’s liberals or the intellectuals.”

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Rajasekar said there aren’t many conservatives at Princeton but credited the administration with recruiting conservative professors, to help give a well-rounded view of all subjects.

“One of the things that I should say is Princeton has been generally really good at this — the administration is really good at promoting free speech and there’s a lot of dialogue,” he said.

“We have really good conservative professors … Top tenured professors. It’s really good,” he added. “I mean they do a really good job of encouraging that intellectual diversity. But the culture is still very much a liberal orthodoxy as you see it.”

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