“For black male student-athletes to be given special consideration in admissions processes at elite universities, they actually have to be athletically exceptional,” says Shaun Harper, a professor and executive director of the University of Southern California’s Race and Equity Center. “Apparently, that is not the case for rich, mostly white kids who don’t even play sports. The message is that wealth and privilege outweigh hard work and talent.” Read more from Newsweek.
PERSPECTIVES: Reframing the College Admission Scandal as Exploitation of Minority Athletes
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