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Teen gets accepted to Stanford University after unusual application letter

18-year-old Ziad Ahmed’s application letter to Stanford became famous after it was discovered that he wrote “#BlackLivesMatter” in it 100 times and he also got accepted, The Huffington Post reports.

During his application process for Stanford, Ziad Ahmed was asked to answer the question, “What matters to you, and why?”, at which he answered by writing 100 times “#BlackLivesMatter”.

He posted his acceptance letter on Twitter and he later declared, “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.”

Many Twitter users rushed to comment that Admed got accepted solely by writing that, yet he clarified the issue a few days later, when he tweeted that “Also, it’s important to note that this response was one answer on one application. Not my college essay or etc. There’s a lot more to it.”

His previous achievements included being invited to the White House Iftar dinner, working for the presidential campaigns of Democrats Martin O’Malley and Hillary Clinton, and giving a TEDx Talk about youth activism.

Lydia Peirce