Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Supreme Court affirmative action decision: Don't be fooled by flawed theories

Christian Science Monitor

One of the most specious arguments the Supreme Court has heard in the Fisher v. University of Texas affirmative action case deals with 'mismatch theory.' It says affirmative action harms minorities because it puts them in universities where they are outmatched by their peers.
By Angela Onwuachi-WilligOp-ed contributor / May 28, 2013
Grinnell, Iowa
The Supreme Court’s much-awaited decision on affirmative action in the Fisher v. University of Texas case could be handed down as soon as this Tuesday, May 28. The court – and the public – have heard a host of arguments both for and against the practice. One opposing argument in particular has been more specious than many of the others.

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