UCLA Law Professor Robert Sander wins this week’s "Politically Incorrect Award". I get some contrarian glee from being politically incorrect when I can (and when it does not jeopardize my livelihood). Professor Sander studies the impact of affirmative action on law school graduates. In the course of his research, he sought the statistical results of the bar exam from the California Bar Examiners. However, they did not think–apparently–that his research was sympathetic to their political views, so they denied his request for the information. Here is the story from The Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog.
Regardless of what one thinks of affirmative action, it is patently un-American to deny information to a researcher because the researcher’s views are not "politically correct".