Monday, April 8, 2013

HARRINGTON: The Unspoken Words of an Affirmative Action Beneficiary

The Cornell Daily Sun
March 27, 2013
By Ashley Harrington

As the class of 2017 is accepted and students begin to hear back from internships, graduate schools and employers, conversations surrounding merit and affirmative action seem to be almost inevitable. With this conversation comes the problematic rhetoric that people of color and women are taking the hard-earned spots of white men who may have worked harder. I will never forget the first time someone told me that I didn’t deserve to be accepted into Cornell.

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