Arizona Congressman Compares His Grueling Harvard Admission Story To Jared Kushner's
Written by Black Voices on October 27, 2020
Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), a former Harvard classmate of Jared Kushner’s, blasted the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser for his feedback on Fox Information insinuating that Donald Trump couldn’t assist Black People in the event that they didn’t “wish to achieve success.”
“That is how the 1% have a look at minorities,” Gallego wrote on Monday.
Then in a strong Twitter thread, he broke down what he, as a Latino teen not born with a silver spoon in his mouth, needed to do to realize acceptance into Harvard, together with learning for exams in between flipping burgers, borrowing a good friend’s pc to complete his software and using public transportation to fulfill his interviewers.
In distinction, the younger Kushner had a father, actual property developer Charles Kushner, who was capable of donate $2.5 million to the Ivy League college.
Kushner’s feedback, made on a Monday episode of “Fox & Pals,” attracted condemnation from quite a lot of different voices, together with former President Barack Obama, who criticized Kushner throughout a Tuesday rally in Orlando, Florida. Different lawmakers, together with Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), argued that Kushner’s remarks revealed “white privilege” and “ignorance,” whereas Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) tweeted that Kushner was the “final person who must be lecturing the Black neighborhood on the worth of ‘onerous work.’”
Following the backlash, White Home press secretary Kayleigh McEnany defended Kushner’s remarks, claiming that “web trolls” had taken his assertion out of context.
Watch Kushner’s full interview with “Fox & Pals” beneath, with related feedback starting across the 6-minute mark.
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