A North Korean defector who escaped the oppressive regime was shocked by the “brainwashing” tactics she witnessed during her studies at an Ivy League school. Yeonmi Park, who fled North Korea as a child, has spoken out against the lack of critical thinking and free speech on college campuses in America.
She recounted how her professors tried to force their political views onto students and create a one-sided narrative of certain events, while stifling any opposing viewpoints. Park expressed concern that such tactics are similar to those employed by totalitarian regimes like North Korea, which she worked so hard to escape.
The incident highlights growing concerns over the state of academic freedom and intellectual diversity on college campuses, as well as the need for more open-minded and inclusive educational environments.