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Progressives aim their fury at legacy admissions: ‘Affirmative action for the privileged’

Posted on AllSides August 11th, 2023
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Education, Affirmative Action, Legacy Admissions
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In the aftermath of the supreme court’s decision to strike down race-conscious admissions at universities in June, progressive Democrats have turned their outrage into motivation. They are now using their fury to power an impassioned campaign against a different admissions practice that they consider unjust and outdated: legacy admissions.

The century-old practice gives an advantage to the family members of universities’ alumni, a group that tends to be whiter and wealthier than the general pool of college applicants. Critics argue that legacy applicants already enjoy an unfair leg up in the admissions...

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https://www.theguardian.com/education/2023/aug/11/college-legacy-admissions-affirmative-action-democrats

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