A U.S. Congressman Talks About His Bill to End Legacy Admissions
J. Brian Charles, Race on Campus
In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn race-conscious admissions, there has been a movement toward ending legacy admissions. Recently, Wesleyan University announced its decision to do just that.
Rep. Jamaal Bowman, a New York Democrat, wants more institutions to follow suit, and his bill, if enacted, would prohibit colleges from participating in federal student-aid programs if they offer admissions based on legacy or donor status. Bowman talks about the legislation and legacy admissions in this interview.