Calculating faculty bias against conservative students

June 25, 2019 | The Hechinger Report

Harvard’s decision to rescind admission to Parkland-shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv was narrowly about the young man’s racial slurs and misogynistic language at age 16 but it’s also fueling a debate about ideological conservatives on American college campuses. Kashuv is a former high school student leader at Turning Point USA, a conservative group, and vocal proponent of gun rights. The latter led to a meeting with President Donald Trump. Recent publicity about Kashuv’s comments before the shooting prompted Harvard’s action. Kashuv has publicly apologized and some conservative commentators complained that his case was another sign that institutions of higher education aren’t open to different political opinions.

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