Harvard University has rescinded its acceptance letter to Kyle Kashuv, a conservative student who survived the massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
The university cited racist and offensive postings he made in private settings among his classmates when he was 16-years-old. The remarks were made prior to the shootings.
“We have become aware of media reports discussing offensive statements allegedly authored by you,” Harvard wrote to the teenager. “As you know, Harvard reserves the right to withdraw an offer of admission under various conditions, including ‘if you engage or have engaged in behavior that brings into question your honesty, maturity, or moral character.”
Harvard demanded Kashuv explain himself — which he did with complete transparency and an unequivocal apology.
“We were 16-year-old’s making idiotic comments, using callous and inflammatory language in an effort to be as extreme and as shocking as possible,” he wrote. “I’m embarrassed by it, but I want to be clear that the comments I made are not indicative of who I am or who I’ve become in the year’s since.”
He went on to say he was embarrassed by the “petty, flippant kid” he was before the shootings.
Something tells me this has less to do with stupid and racist language of a teenage boy and more to do with the fact he now identifies as a conservative who supports President Trump.
It’s clear that this young man’s political enemies put pressure on Harvard to rescind the acceptance letter.
“Harvard deciding that someone can’t grow, especially after a life-altering event like the shooting, is deeply concerning,” Kashuv wrote. “If any institution should understand growth, it’s Harvard, which is looked to as the pinnacle of higher education despite its checkered past.”
The timing of Harvard’s letter is troubling — especially since Kashuv had been offered scholarships to a number of other schools — scholarships he turned down to attend Harvard.
Let this serve as a reminder to all young people — watch your language and be careful what what you write online no matter if you are in grade school or high school.
The leftist mob takes great pleasure in destroying a person’s life over something that was muttered on a playground by first graders.
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