WATCH: Nikki Haley blasts professors, colleges over their 'biases'

  • Former UN Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley blasted colleges and professors in recent forum discussion.
  • Haley sent a strong message to professors, reminding them, "You're there to teach."
  • She urged educators to "let the students decide where they fall."

Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley blasted colleges and universities over their "biases" at a recent forum. 

At a forum at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. on February 26, Haley, who is the founder of Stand for America, discussed how colleges today have veered from their traditional purpose of educating students on how to think and come up with their own informed conclusions. 

"Colleges and universities are there to allow people to figure out who they are"   

"When we were all growing up and going through college, that's when you found the power of your voice. That's when you decided how you think and what you think and all that. Now it's gotten to where colleges and universities - they don't teach you how to think. They teach you what to think," Haley said. 

"When [students are] so fearful to speak out because it will hurt their grade or they'll be ostracized within their classes, you've got a real problem," Haley said, citing a recent study that found conservatives on college campuses self censor three times as much as their liberal counterparts.

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"Colleges and universities are there to allow people to figure out who they are," Haley added.

The former ambassador then sent a strong message to professors, saying, "You're there to teach. Let the students decide where they fall."

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