'Check Your Privilege' Means 'Shut Your Mouth'

When college students ask you to "check your privilege," they're actually dismissing your opinions based on your identity.
It's a free country. Even at Princeton. Photographer: Craig Warga/Bloomberg

We've all known forever that Princeton University is a place of many privileges. It has recently gotten a new one: Starting an argument from there, filled with conservative sentiments and anecdotes, is now a surefire way to command the attention of the Internet.

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