Minorities are Hurt by Affirmative Action, Law Professor says

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In a speech to College Republicans at UCLA, law professor Richard Sander said that affirmative action policies do more harm to minority applicants:

That according to Richard Sander, a professor in the UCLA law school, who during a speech at a meeting of the Bruin Republicans on Wednesday argued that affirmative action creates the unexpected problem of “mismatch,” a data-backed critique of the preference program.

The mismatch hypothesis, as explained by Professor Sander, is “that students will learn less when they are surrounded by students who had scores 10 points higher than them than if they were surrounded by students who had similar scores.”