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Students in College Admissions Scandal Claim They Were Told to Say They Were Minorities


Added 05-20-19 08:38:02am EST - “"The Common Application includes an optional box where applicants can note their race or ethnicity."” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “Students in College Admissions Scandal Claim They Were Told to Say They Were Minorities”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

“The Common Application includes an optional box where applicants can note their race or ethnicity.”

The man in the middle of a college-admissions scandal that sought to get the children of wealthy parents into elite colleges by cheating on tests and faking athletic credentials also reportedly gave families the option of misrepresenting their race.

Two people familiar with the situation told The Wall Street Journal for a report published Saturday that William Singer, a college guidance counselor who has pleaded guilty to four crimes, allegedly told some families to lie about being racial minorities.

A son of Marjorie Klapper, who is expected to plead guilty in connection with the scheme, was reportedly falsely listed as being black and Hispanic on his Common Application. Singer also arranged for a proctor for the ACT to cheat on the standardized test for the teenager.

One of the people familiar with the investigation told The Journal that Klapper was one of many parents charged whose child was falsely represented as a person of color.

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