I am in no way defending Barrett’s journalistic indiscretions, but “Ethical College Admissions” always looks for bigger issues, and there are two I want to consider from the article.
The complicating factor is that many of those Ivy athletes are white and wealthy.
Does the college admissions process, or at least the selective admissions process, send that message?
That probably depends on whether you see the college process as about seeking fit or about seeking status.
Let’s make sure we have a college admissions process that encourages knowing who you are and rewards being who you are.