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.
Thank you all for the well wishes, I’ll be attending Harvard in the fall with a planned major in Political Science.
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) December 22, 2018
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:
Great Moments in White Privilege—-> https://t.co/Dk9HijsnSY
— Pundit Review (@PunditReview) December 22, 2018
There are about a thousand Harvard-rejected Asian kids with 1600 SAT scores who are punching the wall as they read this headline. https://t.co/cqsTzHcyzB
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) December 22, 2018
I have a feeling @davidhogg111 is about to administer some red pill suppositories to people who didn’t know how politicized college admissions have become.
— Call me an aspiring Feelogian (@Nalienation) December 22, 2018
Tfw being a white Lib male from a well to do family can get you into Harvard while Asian kids are getting rejected with 4.0s and 1600s https://t.co/D8GxsJF707
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) December 22, 2018
Your Harvard degree just declined in value. https://t.co/pQZUYO6zjT
— Scrooge Knievel (@MetricButtload) December 22, 2018
Hogg got a 1270 on his SAT. The bottom 25% at Harvard have an average of 1460. Really shows how the admissions decisions are subjective.
Interesting to consider this in context of lawsuit against Harvard for discriminating against Asian students with higher scores. https://t.co/i7ZAIbbwMC
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) December 22, 2018
I feel bad for the countless students who dedicated endless amounts of time and hard work, but got denied from Harvard, only too see @davidhogg111 get accepted with a very low SAT score. Hogg fits in perfect with socialists, nothing earned always given.
— Hunter Pollack (@PollackHunter) December 23, 2018
Congratulations to @davidhogg111. Not only are you pushing to leave people unable to defend themselves, you’re now denying a more qualified minority a slot a Harvard. Your transition into Elizabeth Warren is almost complete. https://t.co/Z8XDNReGbK
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) December 23, 2018
It’s not a meritocracy when it’s this predictable. https://t.co/AO7QiXFIMB
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) December 22, 2018
Hogg will surely receive a hero’s welcome at Harvard and he’ll feel right at home in Cambridge.
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