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Affirmative Action for the Rich: Legacies in College

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Affirmative Action for the Rich: Legacies in College
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A great deal of attention has been paid to racial affirmative action programs in higher education. The merits and legality of such programs have been debated in academic circles, political campaigns, media commentary and the Supreme Court. However, relatively little public or legal scrutiny has been devoted to college admissions preferences for the children of alumni.In Affirmative Action for the Rich: Legacy Preferences in College Admissions, a new book edited by Century Foundation senior fellow Richard D. Kahlenberg, addresses the questions that stem from this issue.moreless
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