Texas educator asks biracial Harvard-bound teen: 'Were you accepted on quota or merit?'
AUSTIN, TEXAS (Fox 32 News) - A former member of the Texas State Board of Education trolled a Harvard-bound high school senior on Twitter on Friday, questioning whether he had been accepted on merit or thanks to a quota.
Drake Johnson of Marina, California, had proudly posted on Twitter photos of himself in a Harvard sweatshirt with the caption, "It's official, I'm Harvard bound #harvard2022."
Former Texas State Board of Education member George Clayton, who does not know the biracial teen personally, tweeted back, "Congrats. Were you admitted on merit or on quota?"
Johnson tweeted back, "Thank you! Valedictorian, ASB President, World Champion, good SAT, and a couple handfuls of other involvements, so I would think merit?"
Johnson told the Dallas News he plans to run for president some day.