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April 3, 2014

Black student gets into every Ivy League school, Reddit gets racist

Student's admittance into elite US universities sparks online conversation about race and affirmative action.

Photo via William Floyd School District.

A first-generation Ghanaian-American student gained admission to all eight Ivy League universities - Princeton, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, Harvard, Brown, Penn and Yale - according to officials from his high school. 

Kwasi Enin, a 17-year-old from Shirley, New York, is the son of immigrants from Ghana. He ranks 11 out of a class of 647, scored 2250 out of 2400 on his SAT college admissions test, took 11 Advanced Placement classes in high school, sings in the a cappella group, is an accomplished violist and athlete. He also makes time to volunteer at a local hospital.


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