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The Legacy of Legacy Admissions Is Not What the Critics Claim

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12/05/2023Benjamin Seevers

Critics of college legacy admissions claim that the practice is racist and admits undeserving students. The longer-term results of such admissions show why colleges continue to employ them.

Original Article: The Legacy of Legacy Admissions Is Not What the Critics Claim

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Benjamin Seevers is a economics PhD student at West Virginia University and holds a BA in economics from Grove City College. He was a 2023 Mises Summer Fellow. His research interests include private governance, public policy, and libertarian ethics. He blogs at Seevers Insights

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The Legacy of Legacy Admissions Is Not What the Critics Claim