Bribes Are Not the Reason My Wealthy Peers Are Here

Bribes Are Not the Reason My Wealthy Peers Are Here
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Media coverage of college admissions bribery scandal mischaracterizes my lived reality of compassion and competitiveness on the quad. As I read about the college bribery scandal, I was surprised that the central theme of the news coverage suggests selective universities are fundamentally rigged playgrounds for vapid jet-setting brats, perpetuated by a sharp-elbowed donor class conspiring with administrators. 

However, while that narrative has generated a lot of ink and pixels, it's a bit inconsistent with my experience. So I'd like to dispel some of those notions for others trying to ascend from humble backgrounds.

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