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Legacy preference in America

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  1. The significance of meritocracy throughout the world of universities admissions
  2. Money, a driving force within the American iniversities
  3. The consequential effect of discrimination on minorities

Never has there been a subject that has aroused as much discussion as that of legacy preference. In America to get accepted to college, every applicant is confronted with the traditional admissions process. Legacy preference has always been a practice promoting alumni children and allowing them to stand a better chance to enter University than non-legacy applicants. The most obvious reason for this practice is the heavy temptation of monetary advantages: alumni donations. Generally used by colleges, this unfair practice has a significant negative impact on minorities, since it often creates race or gender discrimination.

Our argument is essentially that nowadays the practice of legacy admissions leads to divisions within modern American society. Indeed, legacy practice creates discrimination against minorities.

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