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Social Justice Warrior Privilege? David Hogg accepted to Harvard

Social Justice Warrior Privilege? David Hogg accepted to Harvard

Leftism has its benefits.

In April of this year, Parkland student-turned-activist David Hogg complained after not being accepted to some colleges in California. Now he has been accepted to Harvard. What a difference the TV spotlight can make.

TMZ broke the news yesterday:

Parkland Leader David Hogg Ivy League-Bound … GOING TO HARVARD!!!

David Hogg is leaving the Sunshine State and shipping off to Boston — the Marjory Stoneman Douglas student’s been accepted to Harvard.

David’s mom shared the incredible news this week after her son finally allowed her to spread the word. As you can imagine, she’s super proud and said she’s excited for David’s bright future!

The Stoneman Douglas grad — who emerged as one of his school’s leaders after the mass shooting in Parkland, FL — says he plans to major in political science. It seems right up his alley … you’ll recall, David helped organize the March For Our Lives rally that attracted nearly 800,000 people pushing for sensible gun reform.

Claude Thompson of the Washington Examiner has more, with an eye to Hogg’s SAT scores:

Before his high school graduation, Hogg had applied to, and was rejected by, multiple University of California schools. Fox News’ Laura Ingraham had criticized Hogg over the rejections from the competitive public universities, which drew severe backlash as multiple advertisers withdrew from Ingraham’s show following her comments.

Hogg’s score on the SAT standardized test has been reported as a 1270, and he graduated with a 4.2 GPA. Harvard has a holistic approach to admissions with a focus on personal character, including activism and volunteer work, and a desire for diversity among the student body. The middle 50 percent of SAT scores of students admitted to Harvard ranged from 1470 to 1570 on a 1600-point scale last year.

It’s fascinating that Hogg was accepted to Harvard with scores like that, considering Harvard is currently embroiled in a controversy over discrimination against Asian students, many of whom, presumably, have better academic credentials.

Being a true-believer in progressive newspeak, you know Hogg subscribes to concepts like white privilege. Is it right that he should take this spot at Harvard from another? Even a student of color? And what about toxic masculinity? Shouldn’t a female student be given preference here?

Lots of folks are speaking out on Twitter:

Hogg will surely receive a hero’s welcome at Harvard and he’ll feel right at home in Cambridge.

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TFW your son’s top choice in college applications is the US Air Force Academy, and Harvard appears nowhere on his college wish list.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Leslie Eastman. | December 23, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    A number of years ago I was invited to speak at Harvard. I loved the buildings, but not their content. Most certainly, some of the students were sharp, and appeared to be of good character. Unfortunately, there were significant numbers who were rather arrogant. Not to judge too harshly, there is usually an arrogance of youth. My observation is that hardship is what makes character blossom, many, perhaps most students at Ivy League institutions will probably never benefit from the things which would build character.

Once he’s moved into (I’ll bet) the nicest dorm room usually occupied by kids whose daddies have money, the straight A’s will come flowing his way. He’ll be appointed to so many journals and politically active clubs your head will spin, and in 4 years, he’ll land the biggest politally-active job in the history of this storied university. His grades and papers, following recent presidential tradition, will be ‘unavailable’ forever.

Why they’re doing what Harvard has always tried to do, set up their grads (for life) to go on and run the country. God help us all!

    While napping today, I had a dream that Ben Shapiro’s protégé, a close cousin with a different surname, got into Harvard and will also begin in Fall 2019.

Connivin Caniff | December 23, 2018 at 10:58 am

“The middle 50 percent of SAT scores of students admitted to Harvard ranged from 1470 to 1570 on a 1600-point scale last year.” I am not sure exactly what the foregoing from the article means, but it seems high, even for an Ivy League school. Have the scores risen overall generally for SATs, and if so, why?

    Occasional Thinker in reply to Connivin Caniff. | December 23, 2018 at 11:38 am

    I am not involved in education in any way, so I can only repeat what I have been told. A few years ago i asked someone that worked in college admissions why ACT/SAT scores seemed to be higher than when I took them back in ancient times. I was told there are adjustments made to the scores now because the tests had been determined to be culturally biased. If what I remember and current information I have is correct, one result of this is the military academies have raised the minimum ACT score for consideration from 30 to 35. Again, I do not know if this is correct but I do know that while a 30 ACT was very high 40 or so years ago 35 seems to be fairly common now. And I haven’t noticed high school grads seeming more intelligent.

    In 1994 calculators were inexplicably allowed, which brought the math scores up considerably and penalized the mentally quick. The verbal section removed the dreaded vocabulary questions, fully 30 percent of the test because it favored those who studied vocabulary. This raised average scores into the low 500s from the previous 450 (900 combined) you remember.
    In 1995, on top of this inflation, the SATs were “recentered” to 500 causing am average increase in cumulative scores of 200 points.
    So in 5 short years, you went from 4 people a year getting perfect scores to hundreds.
    The reason for the change was to cover up the fact that high school students seem to be suffering a dramatic drop in scholastic ability, communication skills, especially among black students, and even IQ.
    Your memory is not faulty. 1270 would have easily got you in Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Claremont McKenna, Princeton,Amherst, Williams, Vassar, Pomona, etc.

      B Buchanan in reply to puhiawa. | December 23, 2018 at 6:55 pm

      Thank you for the information puhiawa. So that means the 3 kids from my class of ‘74 who got 1600 on their SATs really were smart.

    I have no doubt the scores for the middle group at Harvard are what you stated. It’s always been that way at the elite schools, nothing new.

    Some of the top state schools like UNC and Virginia are very similar, maybe a bit lower. I know 1300 at UNC is on the lowest end, maybe bottom 2-3%.

    Have scores gone up? I read somewhere that the average SAT score went up 100 points from when I was in HS in 1971, not due to smarts, but dumbing down of the test.

      Barry in reply to Barry. | December 23, 2018 at 6:51 pm

      “I read somewhere that the average SAT score went up 100 points from when I was in HS in 1971, not due to smarts, but dumbing down of the test.”

      Clarification – I did not mean the actual score went up, the average of approximately 1000 is the same today as it was in 1971. What I mean is it’s 100 points easier than before, such that a person getting 1000 today would have scored 900 in 1971.

“Thank you all for the well wishes . . . ”

No good wishes?

    hrhdhd in reply to DuxRedux. | December 23, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Par for the course. Each of his tweets has, at a minimum, one grammar or usage error, usually with an apostrophe error thrown in for kicks.

Some animals are more equal than others.

No surprise. If Reese Witherspoon can make it, anybody can.

Fortunately for him, Harvard has dumbed down its standards over the years to the point that he might actually not flunk out.

It just continues to prove that you don’t want anyone churned out from a weed-choked university in the past two decades. ‘Ivy League’ means ‘overdue for demolition’.

Maybe he was accepted for some legit reason we don’t know about. Being 1/1028 Indian, or something.

Couldn’t get into Chico State. Admitted to Harvard.

Everyone realizes that getting accepted to Harvard is like getting an Oscar, right? It’s not what you know; it’s WHO you know. Talent and ability are not required.

He’ll fit right in with al the other student activist wannabe community organizers.

Somebody has to fill Obama’s old slot.

They deserve each other.

Ladies and Gentlemen, your 2036 Democrat Presidential candidate.

And the professors will all be afraid of him because he is truly a SJW terrorist.

My daughter had a higher GPA and better test score than Hogg and had a lot of community service and extracurriculars.

She interviewed for Dartmouth but was not accepted.

Of course, she is also a conservative.

Planning to major in Poli-Sci. As hollow a major as any that exists. We can expect him to eventually run for office as a Dumb-o-crat, or, get a nice sinecure as a TV talking head, or, a water-carrying “journalist,” post-graduation.

I’d like to see a book that analyzes the total paucity of substantive private sector work and accomplishment among the most lionized of contemporary Dumb-o-crat politicians, today. People who’ve known nothing but a government sinecure for the bulk of their working lives. I’m talking about crone Clinton, comrade Sanders, St. Obama, Chief Warren, and, many, many more, including new SJW “It-girl,” Martini-Mixer Cortez.

I’m not surprised that Harvard accepted him. I am surprised that they accepted him as STUDENT of political science and not as a PROFESSOR. Hasn’t he already completed the necessary graduate level work for a progressive professor?

I have a friend of mine at work, who has a son with a 4.5 something GPA, has been to Boy’s State twice, elected mayor each time, is fluent in three languages, at the age of 17 is one of three authors of a peer reviewed article on pharmacology, is planning to go into medical school. He got declined from Harvard, because he is Asian American. But this piece of shit gets in. Pardon me while I puke

Odd that there is no mention of whether or not he even applied to Harvard.

He wasn’t so much admitted to Harvard as anointed into it.

Harvard being home of the best and brightest went out the window – especially after admitting the likes of Odumbo.

This is cemented by the admission of Camerahogg.

Harvard has become b.s.

The funny thing is that leftists are trumpeting this as some kind of vindication for Hogg rather than as the embarrassment for Harvard that is so obvious to us.

Bitterlyclinging | December 29, 2018 at 8:48 am

Will they need a UNC style “Grade Negotiator” on the River Charles to accommodate Master Hogg’s presence?
“What letter grade does your athlete need in this course to stay academically eligible?”