Joy Reid: ‘I Got Into Harvard Because Of Affirmative Action,’ Surprising No One



Left-wing MSNBC anchor Joy Reid admitted Sunday she only got accepted into Harvard University because of race-based affirmative action.

“I got into Harvard only because of affirmative action,” Reid’s personal “ReidOut Blog” began.

A Harvard recruiter traveled to Denver and promised to accept Reid to the university, her blog read. Reid went on to celebrate how affirmative action was the reason herself and Supreme Court justices Ketanji Brown Jackson and Clarence Thomas were able to be admitted to Ivy League schools.

“That’s how I got there,” Reid wrote. “That’s how Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson got there. It’s how Justice Clarence Thomas got into Yale Law School. But the minute I arrived at Harvard from my majority-Black little town of Montbello in Denver — the first week or two that I was in class — my presence was questioned by white people.”

“I was in a big conference class where some white students stood up and said, ‘Those students, the Black students, they’re only here because of affirmative action.’ It became a huge argument that we all ended up having,” she added.

The MSNBC host then lamented how “miserable” she was at Harvard during her freshman year because people allegedly questioned how she got accepted. She went on, claiming many students were less smart than her and other black students on campus and that they only got in because of generation legacies.“

And yet, some of the people I went to school with were far less smart than me or the other Black folks there. They got in because their daddy and their grandaddy went there. I went to school with someone whose name was on one of the buildings, people who are third- and fourth-generation legacies, whose parents pumped money into Harvard to get them in,” she said.


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