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Monday, September 15, 2014
How George W. Bush Benefited From Affirmative Action
The current public debate and wave of articles about how colleges can do a better job of providing access to students from low-income families -- including my own article,"Making Top Colleges Less Aristocratic and More Meritocratic"(with Richard Kahlenberg) in Friday's New York Times -- reminds me that for over a century, most colleges have had an affirmative action policy for rich, well-connected white kids. It is called "legacy" admissions.