In today’s belittle Black achievement news, a former Texas school official thought it’d be a good idea to try to dampen a hard-working young man’s celebration for getting into Harvard, Cornell, Dartmouth, Brown and UCLA, among other prestigious schools.
18-year-old Drake Johnson is one of the hardest-working people at his high school and was accepted into all of those schools, of course, based off of all he’s been able to accomplish during his academic career.
He took to Twitter to deliver the good news.
Hmm. The man who tweeted this is a candidate for the Texas State Board of Education, according to his twitter bio. pic.twitter.com/5aZba4W6IY— Claire Ballor (@claireballor) April 20, 2018
"It's official, I'm Harvard bound #Harvard2022."
As you can see, Johnson was given some snide praise by a man named George Clayton, who is a candidate for the Texas State Board of Education.
"Congrats," he wrote. "We you admitted on merit or quota?"
Luckily, Drake's response was on-point!
In case anyone else thinks I just got accepted to fill a quota, I did actually get in based on merit lol https://t.co/YEfUe3J9xE— Drake Johnson (@_littledrizzy) April 20, 2018
Apparently, Clayton has a history of questioning people on whether they should be getting the recognition they deserve...
According to the Dallas News, Clayton was on the Texas State Board of Education from 2010 to 2012. He’s running for the board again, according to his Twitter bio, however there’s no record of him filing to be a candidate.
Clayton also refused to defend his tweet saying, “he has retired from public life and no longer speaks to the press.”
SMH. What a troll.
Congrats are definitely in order for Drake. Congrats young man!