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Harvard Rescinds Admission to Parkland Survivor over Racist & Anti-Semitic Posts

HeadlineJun 18, 2019

A student who survived the 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, said on Twitter that Harvard University has rescinded his admission due to past racist and anti-Semitic social media posts that were recently leaked. Kyle Kashuv said that he regretted his past comments, calling them “egregious and callous,” and that he apologized to Harvard for them, writing in a letter, “I also feel I am no longer the same person, especially in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting and all that has transpired since.” Kashuv, who became known as a Second Amendment advocate, has come under fire before for other online posts. Last year he posted a video of himself shooting at a gun range . Harvard has declined to comment on the case but has previously rescinded admission for students based on their online history. In 2017, it withdrew offers for at least 10 students who shared sexually explicit messages and offensive memes in a private Facebook group.

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