Harvard Boots Parkland’s Kyle Kashuv

Harvard Boots Parkland’s Kyle Kashuv

Harvard Boots Parkland’s Kyle Kashuv

Harvard University no longer wants Parkland survivor Kyle Kashuv to darken their eminent doors, as they have rescinded his acceptance. But what did Kashuv do? Did he falsify his grades? Did he pay someone to take his SAT for him, à la the Varsity Blues scandal?

Hardly. Kyle Kashuv made the egregious error of once being a 16-year-old who made stupid comments in private online messages. Then he compounded that by being a Parkland shooting survivor who — gasp! — supports the Second Amendment. But the latter, of course, was the real coup de grâce to Kashuv’s Ivy League career.

Ben Shapiro addressed Kashuv’s Harvard problem during the first segment of his program on Monday:

Never mind that, as Shapiro pointed out, Kyle Kashuv graduated second in his class, and carried a weighted GPA of 5.4. What’s more, he also earned an SAT score of 1550. Obviously he’s got the brainpower to excel at Harvard.

Here’s how Kashuv explained his situation at Harvard:

He then continued with how the social media mob dug up old comments he posted privately and used those to destroy him. They were racist, and he apologized.

Never mind. Kashuv’s haters contacted Harvard urging them to boot Kashuv. The Harvard moralists gave him 72 hours to provide a written explanation. However, that didn’t matter because on June 3 they rescinded his admission. They also denied him the chance for a face-to-face meeting.

In case you’re wondering who the scumbags were who gleefully set out to destroy this young man’s life, look at both the left and alt-right. On the left, Will Sommer at the Daily Beast squeed with delight while reporting on newly “uncovered screenshots that purport to show the star activist repeatedly using anti-black racial slurs years ago.” HuffPost went ever further than Sommer by posting some of Kashuv’s cringeworthy comments from a Google doc screenshot. They also helpfully added this quote from a classmate of Kashuv — who, naturally, remains anonymous:

“Everyone knew him as the vulgar kid that says stuff like that, talked that way out loud. He would talk that way to a lot of people. I don’t think he was trying to hide it or anything, I don’t think he was scared, I think he fell into that Discord, gamer guy that says those vulgar things.” 

Unfortunately it wasn’t just the Left who wanted to take down Kashuv. People on the alt-right like Laura Loomer and conspiracy kook David Wohl also denounced Kashuv. In addition, Teens for Trump leader CJ Pearson said that Kashuv’s apology didn’t go far enough.

What in the world do these people want Kyle Kashuv to do? Wear sackcloth and ashes? Perform self-flagellation with a cat o’nine tails? Kiss David Hogg’s skinny ass?

And speaking of David Hogg, guess who will be going to Harvard? Yes, David Hogg will be entering the class of 2023, despite earning only 1270 on his SAT. Also consider the fact that the bottom 25% of Harvard students had average scores of 1460. Imagine that.

Now I’d like a show of hands here. Who among our readers never said or did anything stupid when they were 16? Anyone, anyone? Bueller, Bueller?


Credit: giphy.com

But guess who did some racist stuff when he was much older — and allegedly wiser — than a 16-year-old?  Yeah, this guy:

It’s amazing, isn’t it, how the left is more than happy to sweep their racism under the rug. But they search and destroy a brilliant young man because he dared to go against their gun-grabbing narrative.

Kyle, as a mom, allow me to offer you a bit of advice. You’re an exceptional young man, but even exceptional people make mistakes, especially when they’re young. However, you’ve apologized. Plus you’ve shown more character by taking a different road than your classmates who are sucking up media adulation. I would’ve thought that elite schools like Harvard would value such leadership. They certainly don’t value yours.

There are other schools more worthy of your talents. Find one of those schools and make your academic bones there. Despite these dark days, you have a brilliant future ahead of you, and I wish you the best.


Featured image: Harvard Law School Austin Hall/Little Koshka/flickr/cropped/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. 

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  • Mike-in-Keller says:

    I’m betting that Harvard does for David Hogg what it did for Barack Obama — pass him along, keeping passing him, it doesn’t matter what he does, he passes! It does not matter that he is dumber than dirt, that he has at best luke warm intellectual skills, he is “Hahvahd material” dontcha know?

    They should be so proud of themselves. But then, the people at Harvard who matter, aka the trust managers, could care less what happens to the appended college.

  • Kevin says:

    Well, Kyle should feel lucky not being admitted to Harvard given how much the school is despised by conservatives. I don’t understand why Harvard wasn’t his “backup school” and the outstanding Two Gay Bobs University (oops … faux pas, I meant to say Oral Roberts”) isn’t good enough for him. Maybe because conservative educational institutions generally rank pretty far down on the list of “outstanding” colleges and universities. Kyle is going to have to get used to sucking up to a pathological lying narcissistic troll and all that comes with aligning with him. (I even looked up Oral Roberts University … a graduation rate of 47% last year? WTF? I’ve worked in higher ed and this graduation rate is abysmal.)

    • GRA says:

      Your post speaks more about your implied disdain for Kevin than whatever the real academic quality of Oral Roberts is and what, in general, conservatives think about Harvard, or even what you think of President Trump.

      Seems me, like Daily Beast, Huffpo, Loomer, and Wohl, you have gone out of your way to express your vitriol against Kashuv.

    • GWB says:

      I suppose it depends on how you define “outstanding” as to whether conservative colleges rank “far down” or not. Hillsdale always ranks pretty high on actual academic achievement.

      And then there’s community colleges and state colleges. Which are often surpassing the Ivy Leagues these days in degrees that actually matter.

      And what is your fascination with Oral Roberts University? How about Regent? (An academically successful school)

      • Scott says:

        Kevin is just a troll that loves to spout anti-conservative / anti-Trump talking points. He has nothing to offer in the way of civilized conversation / discussion, and just comes here when his mommy allows him internet access.

  • GWB says:

    because he dared to go against their gun-grabbing narrative
    Yep. And the Ivy League slips over fully into theo-technocracy, rewarding religious conformity and the rote learning and recitation of key phrases.

    Exit question: How many intersections can fit on the head of a pin?

  • Israel P. says:

    Kyle Kashuv’s long grovel is pathetic.

    • KEE says:

      Unless Harvard reviewed the cringe-worthy, 16-year-old tweets of all of its accepted students, why was this student alone reevaluated? I hope a lawsuit is being prepared.

      • GWB says:

        I’ve seen a couple of posts saying that Lara Loomer specifically reported it and insisted Harvard do something about it.

  • Johnny Sack says:

    Hm saying racial slurs consistently at any point of your life is a pretty serious thing. Why bring Hogg into this, very clearly false equivalency because he hasn’t been found of using racial slurs. If I had a child who was consistently using the N word in conversation I would be extremely disappointed and probably punish said child. Kind of seems that someone did something bad and they are being punished, which makes perfect sense.

    • GWB says:

      Why bring Hogg into this
      Because ‘Camera’ Hogg’s acceptance was also not based on his academic abilities. It was instead clearly based on his social activism. And so Harvard puts the lie to its actual entrance criteria.

      As to being punished – definitely. You might want to actually read the post to find out how they seem to be intentionally spiteful. (And if you’re punishing your child out of spite, you’re an abuser.) Since they waited to do this until after the window was closed to get into other colleges for the upcoming semester.
      Of course, there’s also the bit about him repenting and changing. If you’re going to punish him after that, then… well, you’re likely an abuser.

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