UCLA's Richard Sander Plods Ahead in Latest 'Mismatch' Theory suit

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The law professor is headed back to court, seeking admission and outcome records from the University of California system that he believes will substantiate his theory, which posits affirmative action actually hurts minority students.

UCLA's Richard Sander Plods Ahead in Latest 'Mismatch' Theory suit Richard Sander. Photo: Jamie Rector.

It has been a busy month for Richard Sander, the polarizing University of California at Los Angeles School of Law professor whose controversial “mismatch theory” claims that affirmative action policies actually hurt some minority students by thrusting them into academic situations where they are more likely to struggle.

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