In episode 81, Ann, Afro Becky (not Aunt Becky) and Dan discuss the college admissions scandal that has been coined “Varsity Blues.” Dozens of people face federal charges for bribery, paying proctors to correct answers, and even having their children photoshopped onto other athletes bodies in order to gain admission to colleges of their choice.
This scandal is a clear case of affluent privilege and the disparity in sentencing when it comes to wealthy people (e.g. Paul Manafort).
(0:18) Madam Afro Becky.
(4:02) Afro Becky’s Hip-Hop Knowledge.
(6:20) Varsity Blues.
(21:30) Complicit or Nah?
(29:03) USC’s Demographics.
(31:20) The Legalities.
(39:03) The Admission Process.
(42:21) Judicial Discretion.
(47:55) Ask an Attorney.
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