Parkland Teen Kyle Kashuv, Former Turning Point USA Member, Apologizes For Racist Slurs - 2019-05-23
Kyle Kashuv, a pro-gun shooting survivor and former member of an embattled college Republican group, apologized Wednesday night on Twitter for racist remarks and slurs he'd made in text and Skype messages and in a shared Google document for a class study guide.
Kashuv, who is now 18 and a high school senior, is only the latest person affiliated with Turning Point USA to be caught making racist remarks. (Before he stepped down, Kashuv was the group's director of high school outreach.) Riley Grisar, who led the group's University of Nevada Las Vegas chapter, was removed from TPUSA after a video surfaced of him declaring "white power" and saying racist slurs. And in April 2018, HuffPost discovered a swath of racist comments made by several TPUSA members.
Kashuv's racist messages were shared with HuffPost by a former student and a current student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The messages date to late 2017 or early 2018, just a couple of months before a shooting at the school left 17 dead. The teens who spoke to HuffPost asked to remain anonymous, saying they didn't want to be associated with Kashuv.