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It’s Time to End Legacy Admissions

National Review

June 30, 2023

The Supreme Court’s decision in the UNC and Harvard cases was received, as most news is these days, in two quite different ways on the two sides of our political aisle. But one theme seemed to resonate with both supporters and opponents of affirmative action: that in the spirit of ending unfair admissions practices, elite universities should move to end legacy admissions.

Republican senator and presidential candidate Tim Scott told an interviewer Thursday that he welcomed the Court’s decision, but he added that “one of the things that Harvard could do to make that even better is to eliminate any legacy programs where they have preferential treatment for legacy kids.”

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