- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Stanford University admitted a Muslim teenager who wrote the phrase “#BlackLivesMatter”
100 times in his application essay.
Ziad Ahmed, a senior at the Princeton Day School in Princeton, New Jersey, said he was surprised the prestigious Palo Alto university let him in.
“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,” the high schooler
told Mic.
The essay prompt was “What matters to you, and why?”