Who cares about white privilege?
There are probably far more deserving students who compete for limited space in the institution to see someone of Hogg’s character get accepted. He missed a number of classes in his final year to focus on activism. His SAT scores were even lower than the lowest 25% for admissions at the prestigious Ivy League school.
The argument the left is making is that Harvard evaluated more than just his academics – his activism played a huge role. While other lesser named schools rejected his application, Harvard accepted him and he’s off to a school that is currently embroiled in a legal battle of racial discrimination. Him being a white student of some privilege is not helping Harvard’s image.
But then again, Harvard has become mired in the politics of liberal activism. Hogg didn’t earn his spot; it was given precisely because it’s a PR move designed to make the left feel better about themselves.
What could possibly go wrong?