Thursday, January 16, 2003

In comments, Mikhaela says (and click the link to go to her site for more):

As a Harvard undergrad (and NOT a legacy student!) I thought I might throw in my own two cents--the number of Harvard students whose parents can share fond memories of their days in Harvard Yard is ridiculously high. When I was in high school, Harvard was a long shot "well-you-never-know" school--but the way a lot of people talk here, they never doubted they would get in.

But no, you never hear complaints about affirmative action for rich white people. As the WSJ article notes: " Only 7.6% of [Harvard] legacy applicants accepted last year were black, Hispanic or native American, compared with 17.8% of all successful applicants."