Affirmative Action v. Legacy Admissions

Old Blog Import

This Blog is one of the few sites to really cover the Affirmative Action issue (the news certainly hasn’t) — but see the many good articles linked from this page!

But as you can see from the article above, the legacy admissions rate here at Harvard is ridiculous–40 percent of legacy students get admitted. When you consider that the general acceptance rate is something like only 11 percent, that number starts to smell funny… And it gets worse when you note that”only 7.6% of legacy applicants accepted last year were black, Hispanic or Native American, compared with 17.8% of all successful applicants.“”

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