VIDEO: Young minority Trump voters share fear of expressing views
For the final episode of Campus Reform's four part series, students share their first-hand experiences of what it's like to hold conservative values on a college campus.
Campus Reform spoke with young minority conservatives about why they plan to vote for President Donald Trump.
For the final episode of the four-part Campus Reform series, young minorities voting for President Donald Trump shared their first-hand experiences of what it's like to hold conservative values on a college campus.
Students expressed fears of revealing their conservative views, specifically in their classrooms.
“There’s always this slight fear of, if I say this or if I write this in my paper, and the teacher doesn’t agree with me, I could get a bad grade on this paper, which affects my grade in the class, which affects my GPA and my standing for where I want to go to grad school, etc,” University of Chicago senior Gerrin Alexander said. “It’s a whole chain effect.”
Christopher Gaffrey, a senior at Wayne State University in Michigan, said that professors have a liberal bias.
“You can tell because you go to a class, and they start talking about, you know, certain ideas that kind of align with a communist or they align and say how evil Trump is when you’re taking a class that has nothing to do with it,” said Gaffrey.
University of Utah student Seodam Kwak called college campuses during the current political climate "almost an indoctrination process.”
Kwak serves as Utah Federation of College Republicans Vice Chair. He shared experiences of harassment from left-wing student groups, explaining that they have bullied his group to relocate, have called them names, and vandalized their property.
Students defended their conservative stances because of their belief in individualism and personal freedom.
“Republicans are the ones who judge a person on characteristics that you are not inherently born with, so basically your character and the choices you’ve made in life,” said Kwak. “Clearly, my race shouldn’t have anything to do with that.”
Jahmarri Green, a sophomore at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, recommended that this age group should question and do further research on why they believe what they believe.
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