Published October 09, 2008
LINCOLN, Neb. – The dean of the University of Nebraska College of Law says it is OK to admit minority students, even though they may have lower test scores than whites the school turns down.
Steven Willborn says minority students are needed to help add diverse opinions to classroom discussions.
Willborn was responding to a study released Wednesday by an anti-affirmative action group. It says the law college has been discriminating against white students by admitting minorities with lower test scores.
Willborn questioned the findings and said the college never provided the Center for Equal Opportunity with data that showed the race of students.
The center also studied undergraduate admissions to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and said there was no evidence of discrimination.