Kyle Kashuv announced the breaking Monday in a Twitter thread and acknowledged that nearly two years ago he and his 16-year-old classmates had made "hideous racial cover-ups" in digital news, "as extreme and shocking as possible to be."
He apologized for his remarks and published a screenshot of a letter apparently published on June 3 by Harvard Dean of Admissions William Fitzsimmons, in which he revoked his approval.
"Harvard decided that someone can not grow, especially not after A life-changing event like the shooting is deeply worrying, and if any institution understands growth, it's Harvard, which, despite its eventful past, is considered the pinnacle of higher education." Kashuv said on Twitter.
"Throughout its history, Harvard's faculties have included slaveholders, segregationists, bigots, and anti-Semites," he added. "If Harvard suggests that growth is not possible and our past defines our future, then Harvard is an inherently racist institution, but I do not believe it."
A Harvard spokeswoman told CNN Monday that the university is doing this. "Not Commenting on the Admission Status of Individual Applicants."
Kashuv is a young Conservative with a following of
Kashuv has a profile as a conservative alternative to other visible, outspoken members of the # NeverAgain Movement ̵
Kashuv went to the White House in March 2018 to meet with First Lady Melania Trump and had a surprise meeting with President Donald Trump.
A few weeks ago, Kashuv said, he realized that "outrageous and hideous comments" made by him and other classmates "years ago" were published.
"I apologize immediately," he said, saying he was "embarrassed" by the comments. He said the comments do not reflect who he is, and "the past year has forced me to mature and grow." ] Pro Gun students leave school to take second place. "class =" media__image "src =" http://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180502144205-walkout-school-pro2a-kearney-large-169.jpg "/>