Harvard rescinds admission for Parkland student ‘over racist slurs’

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Mass-shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv took to Twitter on Monday to announce that Harvard had rescinded his admission. The school’s reason was that he’d repeatedly made racist, anti-Semitic, and misogynistic remarks while in high school. Several examples were made public by his classmates, including video of him typing nigger 11 times in a Google Doc and referring, in all caps, to “my Jewish slaves.” 

What did Kashuv say?

On May 23, the Huffington Post published messages written by Kashuv that contained repeated uses of the n-word, and phrases like, “Kill all the f***ing Jews.” According to the Huffington Post, the screenshots of the text, Skype conversations and Google documents were provided by classmates and a “former friend” of Kashuv.

Harvard’s Decision

According to a screenshot posted by Kashuv, William Fitzsimmons, the Dean of Admissions, asked him to provide a “full accounting” of his racist statements and a “written explanation of your actions” in a letter dated May 24.

Harvard has a strong point. It is good to remind that there are other important aspects as moral values in person’s success. Especially in social sciences, expression would matter as in such cases despite he high number of supporters.

 

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