Kyle Kashuv, a survivor of the Parkland school shooting who then became a gun rights activist popular in conservative circles, announced that Harvard University rescinded his admission after old racist messages he wrote resurfaced this spring. Kashuv and his supporters have said that the school’s response to his two-year-old writings is unfair, claiming that he has changed since then and deserves forgiveness. But others say the apologies of the former Turning Point USA activist ring false, and that a private institution is within its rights to select its community members as it sees fit.

Jim Braude was joined by Michael Curry, chair of the national NAACP Advocacy & Policy Committee and former president of the Boston NAACP, and Tina Opie, associate professor at Babson College.