Universities: Courting the Negro

Long before acceptance or rejection notices from prestige universities arrived at the homes of anxious applicants last week, it was clear that the most favored youths in the U.S. today are bright Negroes with good high school grades. "Admissions people used to talk about what the average College Board score of their entering class was," notes Amherst Admissions Director Eugene Wilson. "Then it was how many Merit Scholars you got. Now the status symbol is how many Negroes you get." Although the hot pursuit is dismissed by some of the quarry as...

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