A teenage boy who gained admission earlier this yr to review at Harvard college has misplaced his admission after a racist comment he made when he was 16 surfaced.
Kyle Kashuv, who is without doubt one of the survivors of the 2018 Parkland High college capturing that left 17 college students and academics useless, made some racist feedback in a shared Google Doc and textual content messages few months earlier than the bloodbath at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Kashuv apologized for the feedback and mentioned he didn’t keep in mind them till they unfold on-line.
“We were 16-year-olds making idiotic comments, using callous and inflammatory language in an effort to be as extreme and shocking as possible,” Kashuv, now 18 wrote in his May 22 apology. “I’m embarrassed by it.”
Prior to the admissions provide withdrawal, Kashuv obtained a letter from Harvard demanding a proof for the feedback. Kashuv was advised within the letter that the college reserves the best to withdraw gives of admission for habits that calls into query an applicant’s “honesty, maturity or moral character.”
Kashuv replied the letter stating that he “unequivocally” apologizes and that the remarks don’t symbolize the individual he is immediately. “I take responsibility for the idiotic and hurtful things I wrote two years ago,” he wrote in a letter. “I made absolutely no excuse for those comments.”
On June 3, Kashuv obtained a response from Harvard’s admissions dean. He thanked Kashuv for his candor however mentioned the college’s admissions committee, which makes the ultimate name on purposes, had voted to withdraw his provide.
“The committee takes seriously the qualities of maturity and moral character,” William Fitzsimmons wrote in a letter that Kashuv shared on-line Monday. “We are sorry about the circumstances that have led us to withdraw your admission, and we wish you success in your future academic endeavors and beyond.”
See the racist feedback
Kyle’s classmates had accused him of repeatedly utilizing the N-word.
Another racist comment
After his admission was revoked, Kyle took to Twitter to elucidate his earlier remarks.
See his tweets under.