University of Texas law professor Lino Graglia stirred up controversy with his claim that black students can’t compete with white students due to their upbringing.
“I can hardly imagine a less beneficial or more deleterious experience then to be raised by a single parent, usually female, uneducated, and without a lot of money,” Graglia told HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill Tuesday.
Professor Graglia pointed to test scores on the SAT and LSAT, where he said “blacks generally score hundreds of points lower than whites and Asians”, to buttress his claim that affirmative action translates to admitting “the blacks… that come closest to meeting the ordinary standards. And these are going to be the most advantaged blacks.”
Hill pushed back hard at the idea that affirmative action is strictly a black issue.
“When you look at someone like George Bush, he had two standard deviations below the norm for Yale, and yet no-one is screaming about affirmative action,” Hill said.