Sander and Taylor, “Mismatch”

In the mail: Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It’s Intended to Help, and Why Universities Won’t Admit It, by Richard Sander and Stuart Taylor, Jr. [Amazon]. Cato is giving an event tomorrow with the authors discussing the current Supreme Court case on preferences in higher education, Fisher v. University of Texas. More: Terry Eastland review in Weekly Standard; Sander and Taylor op-ed in L.A. Times; Robert Barnes, Washington Post on views of commissioners, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.


  • In their LA Times op-ed, they use the term ‘reverse discrimination.’ Isn’t ‘reverse discrimination’ or ‘reverse racism’ just a misnomer? It’s just good ol’ discrimination and racism, afterall.

    Labeling it as ‘reverse’ makes it sounds reciprocal or warranted.

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