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‘Race-baiting’ law professors trying to stop colleague from studying admissions data, he claims

Justice Antonin Scalia’s comment about black students’ academic preparedness at last week’s Fisher v. University of Texas arguments isn’t the only lightning rod to emerge in recent debates about affirmative action.

A law professor at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock claims that his “race-baiting” colleagues are trying to torpedo his attempt to obtain unredacted admissions data from the school, because the effort offends minority students, Campus Reform reports.

Robert Steinbuch says the school blacked out “information on race, LSAT scores, and undergraduate GPA” in his latest Freedom of Information Act request for data, after giving him full data sets on two prior occasions.

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When “students of color” saw his lawsuit to compel the school to turn over more information, they were “very distressed” – and hence Steinbuch shouldn’t be entrusted to grade them fairly, Profs. Adjoa Aiyetoro and Sarah Jenkins told Dean Michael Schwartz.

Steinbuch claims in his amended lawsuit that Provost Zulma Toro-Ramos sought a private audience with him – without his lawyer – to discuss his concerns, which the professor sees as “part of a pattern of behavior that amounts to retaliation against him for filing his original lawsuit,” according to Campus Reform.

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