Legacy admissions no worse than affirmative action

Giving a leg up to children of alumni for college admissions is unfair, but so is racial affirmative action (“Unfairness 101: End college legacy admissions giving advantage to alumni children,” New York Daily News, Nov. 22).  Yet is only legacy admissions that is attacked.

The only basis for admission to college should be pure merit.  Cal Tech is the only university that admits students that way.  It has resulted in an undergraduate population that is heavily Asian.  I say so be it.  If Asians excel, let them be rewarded by admission.

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