Milo Yiannopoulos, rejected by Howard University, cries racism
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos is accusing Howard University of violating his civil rights via Instagram Saturday night after the historically black institution rejected Yiannopoulos's graduate school application.
"It's anti-white racism and politically correct campus culture run amok," Yiannopoulos said, comparing his victimization to that experienced by the 14-year-old black lynching victim Emmett Till.
Yiannopoulos said that as a history graduate school candidate, he was more than qualified, as he'd already researched, written, and secured a publisher for his proposed doctoral thesis, Why We Need to Re-Establish Slavery in America, a 700-page tome to be released by Simon & Schuster in 2018.
Contacted by email, a Howard University spokesman said Yiannopoulos's skin color had nothing to do with his being rejected.
"According to the professors who reviewed his application, there were three problems. First, his letter to the History Department began, 'Dear Niggers.' Second, he failed to write the required 6,000 word essay, instead submitting a photograph of his erect penis with the hashtag #FreeSpeech," the spokesman said.
"Third, he got a low score on his GREs."