(The Hill) A survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting said Monday that Harvard University has rescinded his acceptance after recently surfaced screenshots showed him using racial slurs a few months before the 2018 massacre in Parkland, Fla.
Kyle Kashuv, 18, who was admitted to Harvard earlier this year, wrote on Twitter that he had been made aware of “egregious and callous comments” he made when he was 16 years old.
Kashuv, a gun rights activist, later posted on Twitter explaining his previous remarks, saying “we were 16-year-olds making idiotic comments” and that he was “embarrassed by it,” adding that “the comments I made are not indicative of who I am or who I’ve become in the years since."
“When your classmates, your teachers, and your neighbors are killed it transforms you as a human being,” he wrote. “I can and will do better moving forward.” ...