Kyle Kashuv survived the mass shooting at Parkland, Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February of 2018 and tried to move on with his life. He had been accepted to prestigious Harvard University and was looking forward to attending college until university officials said NO. The hypocrites at Harvard rescinded the young man’s admission over private comments he made when he was 16.
PROUD SECOND AMENDMENT ADVOCATE
Labeling Kashuv an irredeemable racist, Harvard officials used the revelation of certain posts written on a private Google document with friends as the reason he was ousted.
Harvard PR rep Rachael Dane told reporters that Harvard does not comment publicly on the admissions status of individual applicants.
“We have become aware of media reports discussing offensive statements allegedly authored by you,” the university wrote to Kashuv in a letter dated May 24. “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.’”
Kashuv did issue a public apology after the two-year-old comments were leaked to the press, but Harvard’s hypocrites don’t care.
Indoctrinated and led by leftist activists, Kashruv’s gun-shy peers complained to Harvard officials. They were deeply offended by the teen’s conservative values and outspoken support for Americans’ Constitutional right to bear arms.
TWEETS TELL THE TRUTH
Taking his lead from President Trump, Kashuv tells his story in the Tweet thread below. Like Trump’s tweets or not, it’s obvious that this is the best way to bypass an increasingly hostile media with the truth.
According to Kashuv via Twitter on June 17, Harvard rescinded his acceptance to Harvard’s Class of 2023 “over texts and comments made nearly two years ago, months prior to the shooting. I have some thoughts. Here’s what happened,” he said.
“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,” Kashuv said, stating that he apologized. He posted the apology, but not only did it fall on deaf ears; his words were used against him.
“After I issued this apology, speculative articles were written, my peers used the opportunity to attack me, and my life was once again reduced to a headline,” Kashuv explained, adding that the media backlash “sent me into one of the darkest spirals of my life.”
PROSECUTED IN THE COURT OF LEFTIST IDEOLOGY
Kashuv went on to tell how “former peers & political opponents began contacting Harvard urging them to rescind me.
He then received the letter in which Harvard requested a written explanation within 72 hours. Again, Kashuv’s response, which included “a full explanation, apology, and requested documents,” was ignored.
An email sent to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion seeking guidance elicited an ironic response, Kashuv said.
It read: “Thank you for your email. We appreciate your thoughtful reflections and look forward to connecting with you upon your matriculation in the fall of 2020…”
“Harvard deciding that someone can’t grow, especially after a life-altering event like the shooting, is deeply concerning. If any institution should understand growth, it’s Harvard, which is looked to as the pinnacle of higher education despite its checkered past,” Kashuv responded on Twitter.
Then he went on to point out the university’s blatant hypocrisy. He tweeted, “Throughout its history, Harvard’s faculty has included slave owners, segregationists, bigots and antisemites. If Harvard is suggesting that growth isn’t possible and that our past defines our future, then Harvard is an inherently racist institution.”
Even Harvard Magazine admits that there’s a dark, disturbing history of racism running through its past. Students led the Harvard and Slavery Project in 2007. They found out that Harvard presidents brought slaves to live with them on campus, and there were “significant endowments drawn from the exploitation of slave labor, Harvard’s administration and most of its faculty favoring the suppression of public debates on slavery.”
“But I don’t believe that,” he added. “I believe that institutions and people can grow. I’ve said that repeatedly. In the end, this isn’t about me, it’s about whether we live in a society in which forgiveness is possible or mistakes brand you as irredeemable, as Harvard has decided for me.”
Kashuv pointed out that he had “given up huge scholarships in order to go to Harvard, and the deadline for accepting other college offers has ended. I’m exploring all options at the moment.”
Unfortunately, his battles with the leftist media continue.
I’ve said repeatedly that I'm horrified by comments I sent a few years back—I’ll spend years working to make it right.
I will accept and learn from the criticism, but I will NOT accept being compared to the shooter who murdered my classmates.https://t.co/f4d2mJGJld
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) June 18, 2019