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Harvard Withdraws 10 Acceptances For ‘Offensive’ Memes In Private Group Chat

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It all began when about 100 members of Harvard College’s incoming freshman class made an official Class of 2021 Facebook group. They created a messaging group where students could share ‘R-rated’ memes about images mocking sexual assault, the Holocaust and the deaths of children, sometimes directing jokes at specific ethnic or racial groups.

After administrators discovered the offensive, racially-charged meme exchanges, at least 10 incoming students who participated in the chat received letters informing them that their offers of admission had been revoked.

 

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