A Muslim teen must think he’s pretty clever because he just got accepted to Stanford by repeatedly writing Black Lives Matter on his college application.
Sadly, Ziad Ahmed’s trick worked. Stanford decided to accept him despite his lack of effort on his application.
Ahmed, a senior at a $34,600 per year private Princeton Day School, posted his application online to brag.
“What matters to you, and why?” Ahmed simply wrote the hashtag “#BlackLivesMatter” one hundred times.
The university later commented on the situation, saying they loved the “passion, determination, accomplishments and heart”
Ahmed admitted that he was stunned to learn he had been admitted to the school.
“I was actually stunned when I opened the update and saw that I was admitted.”
“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,” he added.
Ahmed said that he mentioned the BLM movement because he feels “unapologetic progressivism is a central part of my identity, and I wanted that to be represented adequately in my application.”
“To me, to be Muslim is to be a BLM ally, and I honestly can’t imagine it being any other way for me,” Ahmed explained. “Furthermore, it’s critical to realize that one-fourth to one-third of the Muslim community in America are black … and to separate justice for Muslims from justices for the black community is to erase the realities of the plurality of our community.”
Although Ahmed’s application mentioned his support for Black Lives Matter, according to the College Board website, Stanford is 36 percent white, 21 percent Asian, 16 percent Hispanic or Latino, 10 percent two or more races, 9 percent non-resident alien, but only 6 percent black or African American.
Maybe Stanford admitted him because of how disproportionate the demographics of their student are.