HUFFPOST: Teen Writes ‘#BlackLivesMatter’ 100 Times On Stanford Application, Gets In
The Muslim teen from Princeton, New Jersey, wrote “#BlackLivesMatter” 100 times, Mic reported.
On Friday, he received his letter of acceptance, which he posted to Twitter on Saturday.
“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,” Ahmed told Mic.
As for his emphasis on #BlackLivesMatter in the application, Ahmed, 18, said to the outlet, “To me, to be Muslim is to be a BLM ally, and I honestly can’t imagine it being any other way for me.”
Early Tuesday, Ahmed clarified on Twitter that there was more to his application than that single reply.