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This Article provides an efficient synthesis of the research to date on a controversial topic Professor Richard Sanders mismatch theory and the traction it continues to gain through litigation and political posturing It is also the point of embarkation on a forthcoming exploration of the appropriate place for African American law students Throughout the Article I inject my own thoughts and analysis about Sanders and each critics research and perspectives This Article is timely because concepts like equity equality fairness and justice continue to be heatedly discussed in a variety of forums including academic journals and political debates The Articles goal is to broaden the considerations involved in current affirmative action discussions and question policies constructed absent the voices of those most affected

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