|Prescott Bush ( Yale's Skull and Bones Secret Society)|
|George H.W. and George W. (two Blue Blood presidents-in-waiting)|
The Divine Right of Blue Blood?
Today's NYT Op-ed Page takes on the Constitutionality of "legacy admissions" on the basis of blood (The Divine Right of Blues):
"Affirmative action policies are controversial because they pit two fundamental principles against each other — the anti-discrimination principle, which says we should not classify people by ancestry, and the anti-subordination principle, which says we must address a brutal history of discrimination. Legacy preferences, by contrast, advance neither principle — they simply classify individuals by bloodline."