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John Leo has an excellent piece out today on an important new study that could focus the debate over affirmative action and encourage the Court to overturn its practice. Affirmative action, it turns out, because it creates a mismatch between minority students and schools, may actually be preventing more minorities from becoming professors. Conservatives have made this kind of point for years, but now even erstwhile liberal advocates of affirmative action are beginning to see the truth about affirmative action’s harms to minorities. Affirmative action really has little to do with the best interests of minority students, and everything to do with assuaging the guilt of white liberals at prestigious universities.



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