A Letter to the Editors

Dear Editors,

I read the most recent issue of The Buccaneer and enjoyed it very much, except for one article. I’m afraid I do not agree with the “Maintaining Diversity: Race as a Factor in College Admissions.” We cannot just “accept race as a part of the admissions process” because that is unfair to the qualified students who are rejected from the school of their dreams simply because of their race. Race is not something people can control or change. The argument that using race in the admissions process is needed for understanding racial issues is invalid. There are plenty of ways to teach tolerance without putting others at a disadvantage, which is racist in itself. Harvard is contributing to the exact issues they claim to be working against. I hope you can take my viewpoint into consideration.

Yours truly,
Anika Strite
(Class of 2022)