« on: July 25, 2008, 11:05:52 AM »
Bad for whites, especially for italians, poles, greeks, arabs, and other "white" ethnicities already underrepresented in law school.
Really bad for asians, who are discriminated against most by AA, and the desire for proportional representation, given that they tend to excel the most academically before law school, and get basically just get pitted against each other in admissions. (Despite the fact they also theoretically experience the same discrimination and prejudice of urms, of course.)
Worst for qualified urms, who have their legitimate achievements tarnished and stigmatized by AA, while also having to fact the greater ethnic resentment produced by AA.
Oh, and it's also bad for unqualified urms, of course, as they're simply placed into situations they're not generally equipped or prepared to handle. Result: higher academic failure rates than would've occurred in appropriate schools, higher bar failure rates, etc.
Who does it help? No one, except maybe the consciences of rich whites, who feel bad about their advantages, which also make the costs of AA essentially meaningless to them. Which, of course, is why it exists, despite overwhelming recognition of the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of this particular form of lingering state discrimination.