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Congressional Democrats reintroduce bill to ban legacy admissions

July 26, 2023

The Supreme Court decision only applies to a small subset of selective colleges, as most institutions accept a majority or all of their applicants and have no need to account for race in admissions.

However, even though relatively few students attend these highly selective institutions, they ultimately have outsized representation in areas like the judicial system and the high-level corporate world.

Plus, higher education leaders fear greater fallout, such as historically marginalized students being dissuaded from applying to college.

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