Laura Ingraham hosted Richard Sander, author of "Mismatch" and Ian Haney-Lopez, "White By Law".
Haney-Lopez said the thrust of the NY Times article is that there is no evidence for the claim that affirmative action doesn't work. Sander said the article is accurate with much evidence to support it. He said mismatch means that a mismatch for students who don't qualify for college education are often harmed and that lower ranked schools are better for these students rather than an Ivy League school. Professor Haney-Lopez said the weight of the evidence doesn't support Sander's analysis and quoted several sources. He also criticized Sander's methodology and analysis. Sander cited evidence that counters Haney-Lopez's claims.
Ingraham cited her own collegiate background and said deficiencies in basic math and English had negative consequences on unprepared students. Haney-Lopez said it's good to put people in challenging situations. Ingraham cited a friend who had stellar credentials for Princeton who didn't get in due to non-minority status. Sander said universities racial but not low socio-economic status preferences.