Be more compassionate and less extremist: An open letter to College Admission Staff in every college of U.S

Subject: Be more compassionate and less extremist: An open letter to College Admission Staff in every college of U.S
From: Rolando G Camus
Date: 20 Sep 2019

Dear, College Admission Staff nationwide:

I am writing this letter to respectfully give a constructive criticism to every person in charge of admitting a student into any of the colleges nationwide. First of all, I would like to say that you have decision in your hands which could change many people's lives. So, it depends on you how destructive or constructive would be this decision. I think that "extremism" is something that is taking part in all of these decisions, which is unfair, non-democratic and comes far apart from the common good of the principles of teaching.

As we see on several social medias, newspapers, magazines, news channels, etc these college admission's scandals about denial or rescinded admissions are happening and increasing in recent years. For example, I can mention a denial decision carried out for the admission staff of Harvard University to a student named Kyle Kashuv, who was 18 years of age at that moment, and conservative who believes in the right to bear arms. Kyle Kashuv's decision was based in his political opinion, personal beliefs, and also a racist comment he had posted online when he was 16. "Harvard is denying the possibility that people could change", Kashuv said in a statement. Actually, I think this university did not based in his talent, intelligence, and qualifications to take action on this decision.

On the other hand, in recent years there were students who got involved in several health problems for being unadmitted into college. For example, sleeplessness, anxiety, depression, lack of interest, drug addiction, suicide, and others mental conditions. Please, try to be more compassionate and less extremist, that way your college will make the difference, and will help in building a better future into this American democracy to those ones who want to pay the price of years of sacrifice, consistency, and perseverance.

Honestly and Respectfully,

Rolando G Camus

Student of Grossmont College.