Are Legacy Preferences a Bad Policy?

Richard Kahlenberg argues strongly that they are in the New York Times.

His arguments are sound. The trouble is that they apply with equal force to racial and ethnic preferences. Kahlenberg doesn’t want to lose allies, so he tries to distinguish the two sorts of preferences, but the effort is a failure. I’ll have a piece exploring this in some detail on Monday.

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy. He holds a B.A. from Carroll College (Waukesha, Wis.) and a J.D. from ...

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