A North Korean who escaped from her country at the age of 13 in 2007, and eventually came to the U.S., transferred her school credits from a South Korean college in 2016, so she could attend the prestigious Columbia University in the Ivy League.
But what Yeonmi Park found there surprised her.
“I expected that I was paying this fortune, all this time and energy, to learn how to think. But they are forcing you to think the way they want you to think,” Park said in an interview with Fox News. “I realized, wow, this is insane. I thought America was different but I saw so many similarities to what I saw in North Korea that I started worrying.”
She told the network that Columbia University’s similarities to North Korea included anti-western sentiment and suffocating political correctness.
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