TIL that in the 1920’s as Harvard became more Jewish replacing the sons of wealthy WASP elites the school introduced the concept of essays to reduce the number of Jews

Read more: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2005/10/10/getting-in

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  1. Learned about this on a recent podcast with Coleman Hughes. These are some of the same tactics many schools are doing now to reduce the number of Asian Americans at elite institutions.

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