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I don't want to side-track the Morehouse thread with this, but I want to take this a little further. It was always rumored that HBCUs, back in the day, asked for photos to enforce their brown bag policy. I have no idea as to the truth of that, but it's the sort of thing that's said in discussion about classism and intra-racism. A commenter in the Morehouse thread, says that Stanford required a photo when he applied years ago

These leads to a couple of other questions. How many of you had to submit photos for college apps and in what year? I applied to Howard in 93, and a photo wasn't part of the application. Not sure if it ever was. I could see the Ivies requiring it in like pre-1960s, and I guess the same for black schools.

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