Oh, do they now? Yet another reason to just love the current iteration of the Republican Party.
Other issues may have affected some of the outcomes, the study says, but they largely point to resentment among white Republican lawmakers against students of color.
“Some political actors might take positions on higher education in an effort to win electoral support by stirring negative partisanship and White resentment,” the authors write. “The consequences for higher education might be irrelevant when policy positions are intended to win votes.”