#Roommates, getting into your dream college is an amazing feeling! When Drake Johnson found out he got accepted into Harvard he took to Twitter to share the exciting news. Unfortunately, a former member of the Texas State Board of Educatin threw some light shade at the biracial California Teen by asking him if he was “admitted on merit or on quota.”
Johnson responded, “Thank you! Valedictorian, ASB President, World Champion, good SAT, and a couple handfuls of other involvements, so I would think merit?”
According to Dallas News, Johnson said he didn’t know how to take it when he first saw the tweet. After sitting on it for a minute, instead of going in on George Clayton of Richardson he decided to list his accomplishments!
“I wanted some subtle way to prove him wrong, but not be aggressive,” he said. “I thought that was the best way to civilly defuse the situation and clearly show I was accepted on merit.”
His mom Jeanie Johnson says she has no clue how Clayton even found her son’s tweet in the first place.
“Why do you care, and why are you asking that particular question to a kid who is clearly of some type of mixed race?” she asked. “That is just so frustrating.”
She said her sons response fits his personality.
“He’s this kid who really thinks about what he’s doing and saying,” she said. “He knows how hard he works to get where he’s at. He wants people to understand that that’s why he’s getting what he’s getting, nothing’s nothing’s being handed to him.”