Thursday, September 30, 2010

*Poison Ivy Kings: Passing the Blue Blood

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."

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