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Sander, Richard Henry, 1956- author
Mismatch : how affirmative action hurts students it's intended to help, and why universities won't admit it / Richard Sander, Stuart Taylor, Jr
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright New York, NY : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2012]
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 4th Floor  LC213.52 .S26 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Affirmative action programs in education -- United States
Discrimination in education -- Law and legislation -- United States
Universities and colleges -- United States -- Admission
Educational equalization -- United States
Minorities -- Education (Higher) -- United States
Physical Description xix, 348 pages ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-302) and index
Contents I. Introduction. The idea of mismatch and why it matters ; A primer on affirmative action -- II. Stirrings of mismatch. The discovery of the mismatch effect ; Law school mismatch ; The debate on law school mismatch ; The breadth of mismatch -- III. The California experiment : what happens after a legal ban on racial preferences? Proposition 209 : the high road and the low road ; The warming effect ; Mismatch and the swelling ranks of graduates ; The hydra of preferences : the evasion of prop 209 at the University of California -- IV. Law and ideology. Why academics avoid honest debate about affirmative action ; Media, politics, and the accountability void ; The Supreme Court : rewarding opacity ; The George Mason affair ; Transparency and the California Bar affair -- V. The way forward. Class, race, and the targeting of preferences ; Closing the test score gap: better parenting and K-12 education ; Conclusion
Summary Argues that affirmative action actually harms minority students and that the movement started in the late 1960s is only a symbolic change that has become mired in posturing, concealment, and pork-barrel earmarks
NOTE 521046
Alternate Author Taylor, Stuart, 1948- author

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