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Harvard revokes Parkland shooting survivor's acceptance over racial slurs

 

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FILE PHOTO: Activist Kyle Kashuv addresses the 148th National Rifle Association (NRA) annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., April 26, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

 

(Reuters) - Harvard University has rescinded its admission offer to a survivor of the 2018 massacre at a Florida high school over his past use of racial slurs in an online document posted on Twitter, the student said on Monday.

 

The student, Kyle Kashuv, was a junior at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida when a gunman opened fire in February 2018 and killed 17 students and staff. He became the target of online criticism last month after images of a shared study guide from more than a year ago circulated on Twitter, showing he wrote anti-black slurs.

 

"A few weeks ago, I was made aware of egregious and callous comments classmates and I made privately years ago - when I was 16 years old, months before the shooting - in an attempt to be as extreme and shocking as possible. I immediately apologised," Kashuv wrote on Twitter on Monday.

 

Kashuv said on Twitter that he submitted a written apology to Harvard after the school contacted him asking him to explain the statements he made in the Google document. In response, he said, he received a letter from the admissions dean saying that his acceptance had been revoked.

 

"The Committee takes seriously the qualities of maturity and moral character. After careful consideration the Committee voted to rescind your admission to Harvard College," Harvard Admissions Dean William Fitzsimmons wrote to Kashuv on June 3, according to a copy of the letter that Kashuv posted on Twitter.

 

A representative for Harvard declined to comment on the matter, citing a policy to not comment publicly on the admission status of individual applicants.

 

Kashuv, who distinguished himself from other Parkland students as a gun rights advocate after the school shooting, said on Twitter that he requested to meet with the admissions committee to discuss the matter in person, but Harvard denied his request.

 

 

(Reporting by Gabriella Borter in New York; Editing by Scott Malone and Susan Thomas)

 

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Aren't we all branded by our skin colour- is that really racism or society just thin skinned ??? I could not imagine just how the world would survive under a single unified entity as proposed by the symbolic racism believers.

Fact - most cultures are of a racist bent and believe they are better than another. 

 

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

Harvard revokes Parkland shooting survivor's acceptance over racial slurs

Good, Harvard doesn’t need more pro gun rights activists...

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1 hour ago, porphyry said:

Aren't we all branded by our skin colour- is that really racism or society just thin skinned ??? I could not imagine just how the world would survive under a single unified entity as proposed by the symbolic racism believers.

Fact - most cultures are of a racist bent and believe they are better than another. 

 

Being 'branded' by your skin colour is the very definition of racism. 

And no it's not being 'thin skinned'.

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1 minute ago, atyclb said:

should every black student that ever referred to white people as "honkey" be kicked out of university or rejected admission?

Well considering they will be about 60 years old now since that racial slur went out in 1974, I very much doubt it.  

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15 minutes ago, atyclb said:

in the meanwhile the kid named david hogg that spoke out against guns, the same kid that was rejected by ucla and suppose lesser institutions was accepted at harvard.

 

did harvard lower their academic standards because they liked the political agenda of the less academically qualified student?

Did David Hogg tweet racial slurs?

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9 minutes ago, johnnybangkok said:
12 minutes ago, atyclb said:

should every black student that ever referred to white people as "honkey" be kicked out of university or rejected admission?

Well considering they will be about 60 years old now since that racial slur went out in 1974, I very much doubt it.  

 

try thinking about what was my intent using the "h" word as an example in addition to literal/chronologic status.

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19 minutes ago, stevenl said:
35 minutes ago, atyclb said:

in the meanwhile the kid named david hogg that spoke out against guns, the same kid that was rejected by ucla and suppose lesser institutions was accepted at harvard.

 

did harvard lower their academic standards because they liked the political agenda of the less academically qualified student?

Did David Hogg tweet racial slurs?

 

would guess apparently not since it would have been out of line with harvard political agenda.

 

btw a friend of mine (rip) was the first asian american accepted at harvard medical school because at that time they did not really like asians.

seems the same discrimination may be returning 

https://www.businessinsider.com/michael-wang-says-ivy-league-discriminates-against-asians-2015-5

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40 minutes ago, atyclb said:

should every black student that ever referred to white people as "honkey" be kicked out of university or rejected admission?

I believe the politically correct term is "crackers".

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24 minutes ago, atyclb said:

 

would guess apparently not since it would have been out of line with harvard political agenda.

 

btw a friend of mine (rip) was the first asian american accepted at harvard medical school because at that time they did not really like asians.

seems the same discrimination may be returning 

https://www.businessinsider.com/michael-wang-says-ivy-league-discriminates-against-asians-2015-5

So in the same post you're accusing Harvard of being politically correct and of discrimination.

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