Harvard University has revoked the admissions of at least ten students who had been admitted to next year’s freshman class.
The students sent messages through a private Facebook chat page that was set up for incoming freshman to share ideas.
Instead, the incoming freshman used the chat space to mock subjects such as the Holocaust, sexual assault and other topics considered “inappropriate.” The Daily Caller revealed an internal statement from the Harvard Admission Committee.
The Admissions Committee was disappointed to learn that several students in a private group chat for the Class of 2021 were sending messages that contained offensive messages and graphics. As we understand you were among the members contributing such material to this chat, we are asking that you submit a statement by tomorrow at noon to explain your contributions and actions for discussion with the Admissions Committee.
— Harvard Admissions Office
Students, both those rejected and those that were not, were surprised by Harvard’s decision to monitor a private Facebook chat account and to decide what subjects and opinions were allowed and which were not.
Apparently, the concept of free speech does not hold when it’s politically incorrect.