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Armstrong Williams is a columnist for The Daily Signal and host of "The Armstrong Williams Show," a nationally syndicated TV program.
The media is baring its rancid teeth again. We have more people whose lives we can now rip apart.
Frenzy - Outrage - Recrimination - Disdain - Finger-pointing
In the latest frenzy of outrage and recrimination, the collective disdain and finger-pointing and “how could they-ism” of the media establishment has fresh meat: the wealthy, sometimes famous, and sometimes powerful parents who were involved in a scheme to bribe and cheat to get their children into college.
Let me be clear: What these parents did is wrong. What the coaches did is wrong. What the test-proctor cheaters did is wrong.
Let - College - Admissions - System - People
But let’s also consider this: The whole college admissions system is rigged and wrong. Instead of simply tsk-tsking these people who allegedly illegally paid to help their kids, maybe we should also consider why people who seem to be otherwise good and upstanding would be driven to engage in this kind of behavior.
The fact is the whole college admissions system is rigged in one way or another to give unfair advantages.
Preference - Students - Parents - Schools - Lives
It is rigged to give preference to black students, even if their parents are wealthy, their schools are comfortable, and their lives are privileged. It is rigged to give preference to athletes. It is rigged to give preference to Hispanic students who write admissions essays (read by liberal college admissions officers) arguing that their family has been oppressed. It is rigged to give preference to people who can donate $20 million to a school, have a building named after their family, or have “helpful” calls made on behalf of their children when they apply.
Is any of that fair?
Parents - Children - Parents - Lives - Children
Parents love their children. They want to do right by them. Most parents would gladly give their lives for their children. Believing that admission to a...
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