Meghan McCain thinks it isn’t fair to criticize legacy admissions at universities and military academies. Legacy admissions generally give the descendant of someone who went to school X a better chance at admission at school X.
McCain argued for legacy admissions, saying, “My family goes back generations at the Naval academy, and that’s service to your country.” She failed to understand arguments against legacy admissions, as she continued to repeat that she was proud of her family’s legacy.
This discussion comes after a massive college admission bribery scandal. 50 people, including celebrities and business leaders were charged with bribing college athletic coaches and test administrators to turn their dollars into acceptance letters. The enormous scandal reveals the cutthroat and often outright unfair nature of college admissions, which Meghan McCain does not seem to find troubling.