Harvard Rescinds Admission to Parkland Survivor For Use of Racial Slurs
Sorry Kyle, but it looks like Harvard has changed their mind.
Parkland survivor Kyle Kashuv may be looking for a new university to attend after a prestigious Ivy League institution revoked his admission following the revelation of racist remarks he made throughout high school.
Kashuv is a pro-gun rights activist and survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida in 2018. While his fellow classmates and survivors have been advocating for the implementation of stricter gun laws, Kashuv has stood out as the antithesis to other survivors of the massacre in Parkland.
Most recently, the conservative activist caught public attention for having his college admission revoked after screenshots surfaced of him repeatedly using the n-word online.
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Google Docs that show Kashuv using the word over and over have also been released. Additionally, text threads from a an acquaintance of Kashuv have been disclosed. Throughout the text threads, Kashuv references a female classmate by saying, "[she] goes for n****rjocks."
4/ After the story broke, former peers & political opponents began contacting Harvard urging them to rescind me. Harvard then sent this letter stating that Harvard "reserves the right to withdraw an offer of admission" and requested a written explanation within 72 hours. pic.twitter.com/RfEQCvjgDX— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) June 17, 2019'
In a twitter thread, Kashuv issued an apology. He said that he wanted to address the situation with "honesty and transparency." "I can and will do better moving forward," the statement reads.
A white kid calling black athletes "nigger jocks" may very well be a "youthful mistake," as conservatives are arguing on Twitter, but mistakes have consequences. This is 2019, not 1819. Harvard has every right to rescind that student's admission.— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) June 17, 2019'
The Dean of Admissions at Harvard responded in a letter addressed to Kashuv , "As you know the committee takes seriously the qualities of maturity and moral character. After careful consideration the Committee voted to rescind your admission to Harvard College."
This incident highlights the impact of words and the consequences that come as a result.