I was very interested to read the article on the University’s compilation of figures on the minority percentages for those admitted to the incoming freshman class this year (Notebook, April 28). It adds up to 46.3 percent, plus another 10.6 percent international students who may or may not be minorities.
I am very proud of my Class of 1945 but not of the fact that we had zero minorities, although that was the norm for the times and certainly not our fault. What concerns me is that the pendulum may have swung too far in that minorities are no longer minorities, and that Princeton inadvertently (?) may be creating new minorities.