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March 14, 2019

Admissions scandal exposes `side door' to top universities

By MICHELLE R. SMITH and DEEPTI HAJELA
Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The families ensnared in the college bribery scandal embody wealth and privilege in America: CEOs, Hollywood stars, Wall Street millionaires. A California vineyard owner. A prominent Manhattan lawyer.

If they're villains, they're villains made to order for a time preoccupied with deep divisions of class, privilege and race — a time when many regular Americans often feel they have little chance of getting ahead in a system that's engineered in favor of the richest of the rich.


 
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