Name and describe two economic or cultural capitals that upper-middle classes can give their children that help them “retain their privileged status.”
Name and describe two tasks that upper-middle classes do to “make sure the children of other classes have limited chances to join their ranks.”
Name the book and the author that David Brooks draws his examples from for the answers to Q2.
What are legacy admissions? You may quote the definition provided by David Brooks.
After reading the article “Legacy Admissions Offer an Advantage-And Not Just at Schools Like Harvard” by Max Larkin and Mayowa Aina, answer the following questions.
According to this article, how many colleges in the U.S. consider legacy status as a factor in admissions?
How did the legacy admissions rule start? What was the main motive behind it?
Name at least three colleges, including one from Texas, that have stopped the legacy admissions practice.
From what you have learned in this class about Institutional Discrimination and the history of immigration in the U.S. in Chapter 3, do you think the legacy admissions rule is a part of discrimination embedded in U.S. culture? Why or why not? Explain your answer.
Compare Affirmative Action and Legacy Admissions. How are the two different? If the legacy admissions policy is stopped, then do you think the Affirmative Action policy should be stopped as well? Why or why not?
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