In the wake of the news of this completely bananas college admissions bribery scheme, which has so far resulted in the arrests of 50 people, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, there’s been a lot of public conversation about how the children of the wealthy and powerful receive preferential treatment in the college admissions process (and in the rest of their lives, of course). While some feel this dynamic is a problem, Meghan McCain made sure to provide a voice for the voiceless: children given advantages because of their powerful parents. I wonder why she feels this way?
In response to comments about the racism of legacy admissions, McCain said:
My family goes back generations at the Naval Academy. And that’s service to your country, so I would push back on that part of it because my grandfather, great-grandfather, my brothers all served their country. I don’t think there’s anything to be ashamed of with my family’s legacy at the Naval Academy, my father’s buried there.
“I’m not talking about your family!” Joy Behar responded. “I’m talking about the policy of where legacy admissions came from. It was to keep non-white people, and Jews probably, out of the colleges.”
Thank you, Meghan.