If the use of racial boxes has to go, then legacy, donor, celebrity, and other discriminatory preferences also need to go. IMO, they’re worse than racial preferences in that they enforce and perpetuate privilege.

If you advocate for discrimination in favor of any group, you advocate for blanket discrimination, whether you want to admit so or not. If you want to end discrimination favoring one group, you need to end it for all of them.

Admissions need to be merit based, and nothing but. And of course, we as a society need to fix the problems and gross inequalities that create the admissions gaps.