Back in the old days, you had to get into colleges the old fashioned way: Getting good grades, and busting your butt through primary school.
Stanford University has betrayed the traditional selection of students, and chose someone who simply write #BLACKLIVESMATTER on his application, 100 times.
This is absolutely ridiculous. They said that they loved his passion, and that it inspired them! How is writing a hate group’s slogan multiple times inspirational? Not to mention, writing any type of hash tag on an official application is completely unprofessional.
— Ziad Ahmed (@ziadtheactivist) April 1, 2017
As Mic.com reports:
Ahmed has already been invited to the White House Iftar dinner and recognized as an Muslim-American change-maker under the Obama administration. In 2016, he interned and worked for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton‘s presidential campaign after leading Martin O’Malley’s youth presidential campaign. In November 2015, Ahmed gave a TedxTalk in Panama City, Panama, discussing the perils and impact of stereotypes as a young Muslim teen.
Ahmed stated, “I was actually stunned when I opened the update and saw that I was admitted. I didn’t think I would get admitted to Stanford at all, but it’s quite refreshing to see that they view my unapologetic activism as an asset rather than a liability.” He added:
To me, to be Muslim is to be a BLM ally, and I honestly can’t imagine….