Democratic lawmakers propose ban on legacy admissions to colleges

 As the Supreme Court prepares to hear challenges to affirmative action, two progressive lawmakers are moving to end legacy admissions to prestigious colleges and universities, a practice that largely benefits white students.

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., are introducing legislation Wednesday that would ban institutions that participate in federal student aid programs from admitting students based on family ties.

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