Okay, What About Legacy Admissions?

A Harvard student holds a sign during a rally protesting the Supreme Court’s ruling against affirmative action. (Photo by Craig F. Walker/Boston Globe/Getty Images)


Well, I’m back from my limerick-writing workshop in Nantucket. But we can talk about that later. 

I was kind of unplugged for the last few days, but one thing that was hard to miss in the wake of the Supreme Court’s affirmative action ruling is that there’s this sudden and very intense consensus on the left and right about getting rid of “legacy admissions” in elite universities. 

Of course, Yuval Levin noticed it too. He also came out in favor, albeit with Yuvalian restraint and nuance, of eliminating legacy admissions. 

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