Remember, affirmative action is a problem for your kids. It’s not a problem for their kids.
If they can’t get in through the usual kind of nepotism, they just break the rules using their networks of contacts.
Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were among more than four dozen people charged in a nationwide college admissions cheating scandal that involved wealthy individuals paying up to $6.5 million to place their children into elite universities, according to court records revealed Tuesday.
Huffman and her husband, actor William H. Macy, were accused of taking advantage of the SAT and ACT. Macy was not among those charged Tuesday.
The two parents allegedly helped their daughter with her college admission by making a “purported charitable contribution of $15,000…to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme,” the documents said. “Huffman later made arrangements to pursue the scheme a second time, for her younger daughter, before deciding not to do so.”
Here’s Huffman debuting her pantsuit.
First up: Felicity Huffman. The American Crime actress, who was nominated for Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie, showed up to the award show in a sleek, metallic embellished white jumpsuit. In an interview, she openly stated that her look was inspired by HRC. “I got a pantsuit in honor of Hillary,” Huffman said on the red carpet. “Love you, Hillary. I’m with her.”
Literally. As Huffman is apparently in Federal custody. This means that an award show or political/celeb dinner will finally be free of Macy and Huffman doing their NPR couple thing.
Despite the contempt for supporters of affirmative action who dodge the line while shutting out those who are not as influential, I question whether there can be fraud in a system so fundamentally fraudulent. College admissions are more of a scam than gambling operations. Affirmative action is one of the more public abuses, but there’s a legion of them.
Academia itself is a tier of frauds, from college loans to grants, so this is a case of selective enforcement. If every form of academic fraud, undue influence and bribery were chased down, half the system would be in jail.
But instead the federales will only lock up people who figured out a particular way of gaming the system that failed to cut in most of the system and obtain political support for its alleged crimes.