Political correctness in the world of academia is creating an environment that is becoming increasingly oppressive to students with a conservative world view. Teachers are becoming ever more brazen in their attempts to intimidate, harass, and bully students into accepting the liberal or progressive view of how society should operate. One particularly shocking example is that of Benji Backer (shown with 2012 Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan), a high-school student in Appleton, Wisconsin, who was featured in the local newspaper. When it was revealed that he was working the phones in support of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker during last year’s recall election, Benji found himself on the receiving end of intense verbal abuse from several angry teachers. But the abuse had been going on even before then. The New American recently sat down with Benji, to find out what it’s like being a conservative and politically active student in a liberal school system.
Here is his story:
Photo of Benji Backer with 2012 Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan: benjibacker.com