This sounds a bit whack, until you read about the young man.
From the article:
Note also that this is being mis-represented as his college essay. It was not:
The use of the black lives matter hashtag was in response to a question that read:
I’d argue that he didn’t answer the “Why”, but that’s relatively trivial stacked up against the rest of his qualifications. He was also accepted to Yale and Princeton.
Stunts like this are a little annoying, but I tend to cut the kids a little slack, given the pressure they are under to get noticed by colleges. The reporting on this is slanted to play up the fuss (and contains errors, like the mistake about his essay). The kerfuffle from all sides is ridiculous.
This kid is emblematic of so many things wrong with this country. He’s not even the 1%. He’s like the 0.01% and a perfect example of how wealthy parents buy opportunities for their offspring. To me, there’s something galling about someone with a ridiculously privileged upbringing piggybacking on those truly suffering from discrimination. Maybe it’s just the cynic in me, but I don’t exactly see an activist here. I see a relentless self promoter that fits what the left is looking for to a T and is using that for his own benefit.