College Conceit

To enhance diversity (and cope with Covid-19), many colleges no longer require SAT/ACT scores from applicants. Unfortunately, admission counselors must now rely more on other aspects of applications like essays, which also advantage the wealthy. Even extra-curricular activities are biased. Poorer students have less access to them, and alumni who conduct interviews and sit on review boards prefer upper-class activities like cello, sailing, and foreign-film clubs, to banjo and baseball.

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