Ashley Pratte

The Left claims that they want to celebrate and encourage diversity yet they don’t encourage and refuse to recognize the value in celebrating different backgrounds—even ones of privilege. Everybody has a story to share and to assume that students who come from “privileged” backgrounds are in some way guaranteed more opportunity is absurd. The idea that anybody from anywhere can be afforded opportunity is the cornerstone of our great nation.

College years are formative years where young minds formulate opinions on the world around them—to only be exposed to certain views and encouraged to think one way, is detrimental to our students. Liberal initiatives such as “checking your privilege” only hurts the future generation because they will never know the value in celebrating different ideas—what makes this country great.


Ashley Pratte

Ashley Pratte is the Spokeswoman for Young America’s Foundation.