D'Souza: 'Conservative' campuses actually a misnomer

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

indoctrination (human brain)It's no surprise to hear that liberals have taken over many of America's college campuses, but an author and filmmaker explains why it's also a problem at schools with reputations for being conservative.

Dinesh D'Souza is the author of "United States of Socialism" and creator of the new film "Trump Card." His stepdaughter is a student at Texas A&M.

"Texas A&M is reputed to be one of the most conservative universities in the country – but it's not," he begins. "It's actually run at the level of the administration by liberals … and the predominant faculty are also liberal. So the idea that Texas A&M is conservative is just laughable."

He acknowledges there are still some conservatives left on the College Station campus, but they're in a minority.

D'Souza

"What this means is that students who come to Texas A&M from conservative families are going to feel a constant pull or tug to the left," D'Souza continues. "This is true of the University of Virginia, it's true of Auburn, it's true of pretty much of every state university in the country [because] the population of academia skews heavily to the left."

The result, he argues, is that even conservative colleges end up hiring from a liberal pool of Ph.D. candidates. "And this is partly what creates this imbalance," he adds.

And at the college level, D'Souza laments, the professors and the left are really accountable to no one.

"They're not accountable to parents [and] they're not accountable to students," he explains, "because the professors are in charge – and they're not accountable to the administration because they have tenure.

"I think that at the college level you literally have an unaccountable group of people who feel that they can turn their departments into indoctrination factories without anyone calling them on it."

According to D'Souza, there's no question liberalism is prevalent at the high school level as well – and even at the middle school and grade school levels. "It's very important [for conservatives] at the local level to get involved, run for the school board, that kind of thing, because a lot of decisions are made at that level," he recommends.

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