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39 Comments

serenade828 · June 17, 2016 at 1:15 pm

I’m so sorry to hear about your experience. The person interviewing you is obviously COMPLETELY out of touch and not representative of the school today. I am Asian, grew up in Berkeley (one of the most diverse places in the country), and graduated from Brown in 2002. The Brown community was one of the most amazing, diverse places I’ve ever had the privilege to be a part of. I’m glad you stood up for yourself, but I do agree with the other commenters here that it would be sad to give up on the school because of this awful experience. I am an alumni interviewer, and you have the kind of strength that I would be looking for (and yes, the interviewers are volunteers).

Ismael Diaz · June 18, 2016 at 1:06 am

that is so unexceptable

PapaOhh · July 5, 2016 at 5:06 am

I’m so sorry about that Interviewer, but I think that if it were your dream school you should have still kept your application rather than withdraw. That one interviewer is a terrible person and the woman you spoke with seemed like a terrible person, but neither of those people would have any impact on your actual experience at Brown had you been accepted. It would have made more sense to wait until you are accepted and then attend their student reception weekend and then make your decision. Brown is the most liberal Ivy but that doesn’t mean there aren’t going to be really mean and disrespectful people that graduated from the school previously. You seem like the kind of person to be successful in life bereft of where attended college, so I’d say that you shouldn’t stress over it; you did as much as someone in your situation could do. Regardless, where did you decide to attend in the end?

Magic Angelz · July 18, 2016 at 12:12 pm

Matt do not listen to that old bitch. I think you’re extremely talented and unique just they way you are , you do not need to change anything about you so you can please someone else! I bet other universities will beg you to go there and i’m sure people will accept you just the way you are love u ❤️

Magnus K Larsson · August 3, 2016 at 3:52 pm

Nah, he’s a PR.Jr fan & was upset your model couldn’t walk! 🙂 (joke)

Ryon Morris · August 11, 2016 at 6:54 am

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Jeffrey Nkolo · August 13, 2016 at 1:53 am

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Jamie Park · August 25, 2016 at 6:50 am

Matt, thank you so much for standing up for what you believe in. I respect you so much <3

Zoe F · September 9, 2016 at 3:51 am

Hello, I am a high school freshman who has been dreaming of going to Brown University since I was five years old. I am Korean and I am a huge advocate of feminism. I am so sorry that this has happened to you. I still have high hopes for Brown and still plan on applying working the next couple of years. and statistically now Brown had almost 40% of Asian population. I am proud that you can stick up for yourself and be brave to withdraw your application due to this horrid experience. I was bothered by his comment that he called you “your kind” and my race, “people that work in Chinese food restaurants” I hope that my experience will be much better. Thank you for putting out your story I will keep this in the back of my head for the near future. Ilysm 💜

Dox Fill · September 14, 2016 at 2:29 am

Boo hoo. Baaaawwwww. Sniffle. Whhh whhh wh wh wh wwwaawaaawaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh! An elderly man didn’t celebrate your muh lifestyle. WWWAAAAHHHHHHHH

Your Pal · September 16, 2016 at 11:57 pm

Wow the latest? this shit univerisity will now be giving scholarships to illegals who graduate from high schools. That’s right, FU to all American children who followed the rules & tried to get ahead in their own country. FU BROWN

iFONE RAGE · September 22, 2016 at 11:08 pm

Hair looks dope

John Mahoney · September 24, 2016 at 9:56 pm

You made a mistake, Brown would be perfect for you. To bad , what happens is when a school is super popular the admission dept. feels they don’t need to hustle for students, you got them where it huts though. Good job. Still Brown would be perfect for you, better than any other Ivy. Are you sur it was not Johnny Knoxville and you were being pranked?

cm · September 28, 2016 at 3:24 am

Brown is my dream school and I’m LGBT and Asian American. Great.

Roasted Lemon · September 28, 2016 at 3:49 pm

I’m not sure why you think that him saying that the only place you’ll see Orientals etc. is so incredibly unacceptable. As a Chinese person I’m completely fine with it as I am aware that indeed, many Asians work in Chinese restaurants and laundromats. What I’m more concerned with, is rather your inability to accept racist and homophobic people the same way that gays and minorities are accepted nowadays. It is rather ironic that one of the most vocally “accepting” group of people would be the loudest about actually marginalizing racists and homophobic to the edges of society.

Tae Ho Hwang · October 18, 2016 at 2:05 pm

Hey come to NYU great LGBT population also wall street is hiring LGBT a lot too!

Hobbit Fan · October 26, 2016 at 5:36 am

Kinda stupid to withdraw an app from a dream school for something as petty as this. Just some old out of touch dude. Jeez.

rolander97 · November 3, 2016 at 1:13 am

That’s ridiculous. I’m an international student at Brown and that is simply absurd. You should not have withdrawn your application without trying to find out if this was a fact.

Lagan Writing Services is a FRAUDULENT COMPANY · November 4, 2016 at 7:47 pm

I do not know if the uploader of this video will remove my comments for fear of litigation, but I feel it would be remiss of me not to warn students watching this video about a man who was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for defrauding hundreds of students (and their parents) out of at least £61,197. (The true figure is actually much, much higher, but the figure of £61,197 is what the police were able verify as being dishonestly obtained by this man). The man in question is called *”Dr.” Vincent McKee*. He is a Northern Irishman but has lived in England for about 35 years. He used to work as a politics lecturer at _David Game Tutorial College_ at 86 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London, between 1985 and 1989. During these four years, he racially harassed dozens of black and Asian students at this college. He even physically assaulted one Nigerian male student called Saab Arinkola (or something sounding like that). McKee also borrowed money from his fellow lecturers AND students, but he never paid them back, of course. Eventually, for reasons unknown to me, the owner of this college, Mr. David T. P. Game, sacked McKee in 1989. I suspect that Mr. Game sacked McKee for the racial abuse and other unacceptable behavior he displayed during his time at the College.

Fast forward 20 years. It is 2005 and McKee is now the proprietor of an educational establishment himself. He owns a company called I.C.U.T. This company puts students in touch with private tutors for a fee. But what McKee did was that when a student passed on his credit card details to McKee thinking that McKee would only charge him an amount of money that he and McKee had agreed to, McKee would use the credit card details to siphon off amounts of money MUCH larger than that was agreed to, and he would also withdraw the funds on repeated occasions, not just once. The hapless student would be out of pocket by hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds. HUNDREDS of students fell victim to this fraudster. The Coventry Trading Standards Authority were made aware of this situation, as were the Police, and eventually the Courts found McKee guilty of about two dozen charges of fraud and he was jailed for 2.5 years.

McKee left prison after serving half his sentence (released on licence after spending 15 months in jail) and he set up a new company soon afterwards. But he had a problem. He was broke and he needed to make money fast and the only way he knew how was to set up ANOTHER educational establishment, despite the fact that the Courts had BANNED him from being the director of any British company for 14 YEARS. He found a way around this by setting up his new company, *LAGAN WRITING SERVICES* (based in Coventry), as a partnership and not as an incorporated company. He was assisted in this unethical scheme by his Filipino fiancee, *Mary Jane Limbadan*, who DID set up an incorporated company which is ALSO called “Lagan Writing Services”, but she and McKee claim that McKee’s partnership (called “Lagan Writing Services”) and her incorporated company (called “Lagan Writing Services”), both of which share the SAME registered address, are actually different entities! It seems that Ms. Limbadan and *”Dr.” Vincent McKee* have been successfully able to pull off a scam because neither the Police nor The Insolvency Service have been able to liquidate McKee’s company.

If you do not wish to lose hundreds of pounds to a serial fraudster and con artist, I STRONGLY suggest that you stay clear of *LAGAN WRITING SERVICES (UK)*.

http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/shamed-would-be-coventry-mp-investigated-8925116

https://www.ipso.co.uk/rulings-and-resolution-statements/ruling/?id=06672-15

http://www.laganwritingservices.co.uk

Fat Cunt · November 19, 2016 at 5:12 am

why is it called Brown then?   should be called white school.  but Matt,  you’re amazing, I’d fucking marry you if I could.

PhantomCat 713 · December 4, 2016 at 12:47 am

I don’t understand why people can be homophobic. The people that I know that are homosexual are some of the nicest people I have ever met.I mean really, what the heck is wrong with being homosexual? oh wait, NOTHING. Matt, you are amazing for speaking up.

Zainah Nayef · December 28, 2016 at 3:11 pm

ok but can we talk about your hair damn boy i’ve never seen anything more on fleek

Isabel Eldredge · December 29, 2016 at 5:49 am

I freaking love u for this

The Halima · January 1, 2017 at 6:08 am

I am a black, muslim, and female applicant to Brown. I visited Brown this past spring and it was lovely, the people were so accepting and there is a very strong LGBTQ community there. I am sorry you had to go through that kind of interview. I sort of feel like I should not apply today but, I love Brown and I hope its like my visit there and I won’t have to deal with monsters like your interviewer. I’m sure you will find an amazing college that is liberal, it shocking that one of the most liberal schools ever can have such racist interviews. I lowkey feel like you had an interview with Clint Eastwood. I have heard from a Harvard interviewer that all interviewers are trained to be polite. You are such an amazing person and I hope you find a school that truly fits you.

Gils Hortn · January 2, 2017 at 6:22 pm

Good for you!

MuseDuCafe · February 21, 2017 at 10:59 am

Oh, the weeping and whining.

Thomas Rubas · March 24, 2017 at 3:50 am

I don’t understand why these Universities have to interview students to take all their money – The students should be interviewing the University to see if they want to invest their money in an education there. I never went to College but I can see there are people who are old school and set in their ways who should step down from their jobs and the higher education system needs to rethink how they are still operational – through student tuition!

Emily cepeda · March 27, 2017 at 4:16 am

I live in Providence, and idk know if specifically brown but college hill is very very diverse, that man that interviewed you is a liarrrr!!!

New York · April 27, 2017 at 3:00 am

How much do you want to bet that the man voted for Trump

Kevin Vilorio · April 28, 2017 at 3:51 am

This kid at my school is going to brown in the fall, he is asian, and a genius/music prodigy. We love him.

nagol · May 1, 2017 at 10:04 pm

I understand your complaints….. But

1. You don’t understand colleges: they couldn’t care less about anything you’re trying to do, you’re a number in a stack, get used to it.

2. This guy is going to be interviewing until he resigns, they don’t care. For them it’s just one less kid to deny.

3. Stop acting like you’d get into the school but are “choosing not to go.” You’d be lucky to be waitlisted.

4. What’s wrong with oriental? It means “of the orient of the east” its a literally geographical description. “Gook, slant eye, chink, zipperhead” racist. “Oriental?” Not so much.

5. Get over it Brown doesn’t care about you. They’re a top ten school in the world, they have 10000 other applicants better qualified eager to get in.

Will Hedges · May 6, 2017 at 4:20 am

Sounds like the school for me

OlYMPIA JORJI · June 23, 2017 at 12:48 pm

this interviewer is extremely confused. Brown is diverse.

eastern sun · August 7, 2017 at 9:51 pm

I’m def not applying to Brown if this is who they choose to represent them

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tangocorte · December 26, 2017 at 5:21 am

As a volunteer interviewer for Brown, I’m mortified that you had such a negative interview experience, Matt. I apologize for the behavior of your interviewer and for the unsatisfying response from the coordinator. I feel bad that you withdrew your application, but completely understand why you felt that it was the appropriate response. After all, as interviewers, we know that we represent the university, so it’s not unfair for you to interpret your experience as a reflection of the university itself, inaccurate though that reflection obviously was. Your prior perceptions of Brown which led you to apply, on the other hand, were more accurate. At its best, Brown is an inclusive and nurturing place that takes its greatest pride from its commitment to diversity. Whatever “your kind” might be, my experience has been that Brown is accepting of it.

I have no idea whether your interviewer was an actual employee of Brown or a volunteer alumnus like me. Although Brown receives applications from more than ten times as many students as it is able to accept, its goal is to do its best to interview every single applicant. To that end, it maintains a huge global pool of volunteers–alumni from across the decades who had such a positive college experience that they’re eager to share it with the newest generation of students. It’s wonderful that your interviewer still felt that enthusiasm after so many years, but unfortunate that he was so ignorant about life at Brown today. As for his use of “oriental,” I still hear elderly persons use that word, not as the derogatory term it has become, but as an outdated word that they don’t seem to be aware has long since fallen out of favor. Taken with the bizarre “your kind” remark, I can understand why the interviewer would have come across as bigoted and why you were offended. This is an inexcusably poor reflection of Brown, so I’m glad that you reported it.

The Brown interview is also supposed to be a two-way street, allowing you to discover more about the university just as the university learns more about you. Interviewers are told to be your personal liaison to Brown–a source to answer your questions, give direction, and connect you to any information or individuals that might help you in your college application and selection process. Your confusion as to why you left without having a way of contacting your interviewer (or even having a reminder of his name!) is entirely justified. It would have been wholly acceptable to have asked for it, in case you had further questions. All around, your interviewer clearly failed both you and Brown. The fact that his description of you was positive, however, demonstrates that you did everything right.

I’m a dog · January 25, 2018 at 7:15 pm

Maaaan his face is so smooth hahahahaha

Bob Clark · February 7, 2018 at 1:24 am

I’m truly sorry about your obvious terrible experience at Brown. But remember the diversity and acceptance knife cuts both waysTherefore we must be tolerant of narrow mindedness even if we think this is wrong to conduct ourselves like this way sometimes celebrating diversityAnd inclusiveness sucks

Andrew Lee · February 9, 2018 at 11:35 pm

I’m Oriental and my family owned a laundry mat near Brown… okay lol

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