Democratic bias creates ignorance
Evanston’s lack of political diversity is unhealthy for students within the community.
Evanston, widely known for its supposed diversity, harbors a negative attitude toward the small percentage of students and community members who attempt to oppose its ultra-liberal ideas. The inability of the Democratic community of Evanston to accept an opposite opinion violates many of the fundamental ideas this country was built on.
America has always been a place that encourages two-sided political views. Debate and disagreement are what keeps the country balanced.
Lack of conversation causes problems fueled by ignorance. Many students say it’s not uncommon for conservative students to be attacked through social media for posting their opinions by their peers who think it’s okay to make broad assumptions about the party.
As Americans, it is our duty to make an informed choice with our vote. By only listening to one party, students lose the ability to do just that.
Evanston is a small bubble, and leaving it can come as a culture shock. Evanston’s politics make the rest of Illinois look like raging conservatives. By ignoring their opinions, students are distancing themselves from half of the country.
Students for Obama meets regularly, watching debates and discussing the election. While it may be a small crowd, a student club for those in favor of Mitt Romney would be a healthy addition to the school.
The ultra-liberal, one-sided take on politics inside Evanston is unhealthy for the community. It’s time for us Evanstonians to open our eyes and realize the importance of a balanced political view. But before opening our eyes, we must open our ears.