December 8, 2002

Affirmative Action in all its naked glory:

But like other colleges, Rice says it remains fiercely committed to having a diverse student body, so in the years since, it has developed creative, even sly ways to meet that goal and still obey the court. Thus the admissions committee, with an undisguised wink, has encouraged applicants to discuss “cultural traditions” in their essays, asked if they spoke English as a second language and taken note, albeit silently, of those identified as presidents of their black student associations.

This was written in 2002 about a southern college, but might as well have been written in 1958.

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