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Prof. Brittain Publishes Editorial in NYTimes on Legacy Admissions

Wednesday, January 2, 2013   (0 Comments)
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Professor John Brittain published an editorial in The New York Times Room for Debate section arguing Asian-Americans face a disadvantage in being admitted to highly selective colleges due to preferences given to legacy admissions. The article was co-authored with Richard Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation.

Prof. Brittain and Richard Kahlenberg write, "The widely documented disadvantage that Asian-Americans face in college admissions is in some significant measure a result of a broader type of discrimination based on legacy status. Highly selective colleges provide a significant preference in admissions to the children of alumni – a practice that advantages the already advantaged. And among the losers, along with African-American and Latino students, are Asian-American applicants."

Read the full editorial in The New York Times, "When Wealth Trumps Merit"

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