Phi Beta Cons

Gaming the System

Hans Bader has an essay to savor on Minding the Campus about the ways America’s mania over ancestry is used by people who know how to play the game and the absurd results it produces.

Reverend King’s dream of a day when people are no longer judged on the color of their skin (or, I think he’d have agreed, whether their ancestry is favored or not) keeps getting farther away.

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

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