WAPPP Wire: What Happens to Minorities and Women When We Eliminate Affirmative Action

In a recent study, a researcher empirically looks into a "natural" experiment wherein several states repealed affirmative action policies for state employees. The researcher's results might be expected, but the statistical significance and magnitude are revealing nonetheless:

As covered by WAPPP Wire, see the study of Professor Fidan Ana Kurtulus of UMASS Amherst:

President John F. Kennedy signed Executive Order 10925 in 1961 introducing Affirmative Action to the American workplace. More than 40 years later, the ramifications still deeply affect millions of lives. (...) And while the dataset itself is interesting, the results of her research are even more so. (...)