Harvard Rescinds Admission for Parkland Student Over Past Racist Comments

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Kyle Kashuv at the 2018 Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA in West Palm Beach, Florida (Gage Skidmore).

A student who survived the school shooting in Parkland, Florida in 2018, announced that his admission to Harvard University was rescinded for his past anti-Semitic and racist comments.

In a thread posted to Twitter on June 17, Kyle Kashuv, 18, wrote that the university had rescinded its offer because of the comments Kashuv wrote online when he was 16-years-old. The news of Kashuv’s offensive comments were first reported by HuffPost back in May. In the screenshots shared by the publication, Kashuv repeatedly used the n-word and mocked Jewish people.

“Kill all the [expletive] Jews. [Expletive] the Jews,” one post obtained by HuffPost read.

Kashuv issued an apology following the news story, stating that his comments were “idiotic” and he is “embarrassed” by his language.
“This past year has forced me to…

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2 comments

  • Jeri O'Donnell

    Good for Harvard. “Idiotic” and “embarrassed” aren’t words that excuse racist, hateful statements–and the thinking behind them. He can now probably get a job in the 45IQ administration, or with the Koch brothers, or …. I’m sure his possibilities for advancing in the white male power structure are endless.

  • jerio88

    I’m particularly struck by how this young man responded to the rescinding of his admission to Harvard–nastily and with a taunt. A little humility would have shown that he has, indeed, changed. As it is, he obviously hasn’t.

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