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« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2006, 12:13:30 PM »
How can you be torn?

White people are greedy, selfish, deceitful, pretty much the scourge of the earth.

Case closed.

I kid, I kid.  I AM kidding, right?

Well, I'm still not the least bit conflicted.  9 out of 10 of these people couldn't genuinely give less of a damn.

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« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2006, 12:21:25 PM »
Sometimes I just see it as I got in, I'm getting out with a degree, and I probably took your kids spot and did it without daddy's help. Get over it.

Which brings up another point. Self made individuals carry a lot of weight with adcomms. They make an effort to avoid applicants who were locked in a dorm room, or worse their moms house, with a book. The average black law student usually doesnt fit this profile while applicants drom more "established" backgrounds do.

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« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2006, 01:36:23 PM »
How can you be torn?

White people are greedy, selfish, deceitful, pretty much the scourge of the earth.

Case closed.



Seriously though, could somebody break it down why so much time and energy is spent debating for or against AA w/ re. to Black people in law school admissions when only 4% of all lawyers are Black?   That's like spending a couple $1.2 million in lawyers fees to sue somebody who owes you 5 dollars.

That's a good point.  I just think ppl need an excuse for why they themselves didnt get ino a better school/the one that they wanted so they HAVE to blame it on someone suppossedly usurping their seat. There could be one black person in the entire school and they'd point to that person and say that they were the ones who "took" their seat. 

Is it wrong of me to actually wish that I could "take their seat", if such a thing was possible?   Just to fix 'em. ;) :D

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« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2006, 01:42:23 PM »
Such was the case for Grutter.  She was rejected twice from UM and her application was declined at all other law schools.  Notice that the media and others do not talk about that.  When the Court did not decide in her favor she did not reapply.  Rather she went back to her old job.  So she wasn't really dedicated to being an attorney. 

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« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2006, 01:45:03 PM »
Such was the case for Grutter.  She was rejected twice from UM and her application was declined at all other law schools.  Notice that the media and others do not talk about that.  When the Court did not decide in her favor she did not reapply.  Rather she went back to her old job.  So she wasn't really dedicated to being an attorney. 

didnt know about that.  UM as in Miami??? That's my alma mater- yeah they reject ppl like its a new sport. 

but maybe her pride was a little hurt 

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« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2006, 01:51:08 PM »
Such was the case for Grutter.  She was rejected twice from UM and her application was declined at all other law schools.  Notice that the media and others do not talk about that.  When the Court did not decide in her favor she did not reapply.  Rather she went back to her old job.  So she wasn't really dedicated to being an attorney. 

didnt know about that.  UM as in Miami??? That's my alma mater- yeah they reject ppl like its a new sport. 

but maybe her pride was a little hurt 

Michigan, homey.  Come on now, Where you been?   :P

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« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2006, 01:52:09 PM »
lol.  MY BAAAAAAAAAAAAD.  I'm out the loop  :P :-*

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« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2006, 01:52:28 PM »
I think it is disingenuous and paternalistic.  I absolutely abhor hearing the less qualified argument, less qualified than who?  whites? asians?  
It's as if they expect all minorities to succeed, when the fact is that there are smart minorities and not so smart ones, just like there are dum whites and smart ones.  Why is it so blown up when a black student fails?  I remember thinking at my graduation how pissed some white people must have been when the top students of most schools (social work, arts and science etc) at the university were minorities and more specifically Black (and so wasthe graduation speaker).  Yet I'm sure that some of them were still thinking that these blacks were unqualified.  

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« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2006, 03:35:17 PM »
what would us poor black folks do without the white man to tell us when we've gone too far? i mean after going to schools like harvard with a lower lsat score we might try to run for president or be on the supreme court or sumthin and we all know a black person ain't got no place doing that.

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« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2006, 03:55:43 PM »
what would us poor black folks do without the white man to tell us when we've gone too far? i mean after going to schools like harvard with a lower lsat score we might try to run for president or be on the supreme court or sumthin and we all know a black person ain't got no place doing that.

LOL, how dare we?