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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 is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.


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