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I should clarify--I didn't apply to the Columbias or Harvards, I knew that would be a waste of time, but thought that I could perhaps squeek into one of Duke, Northwestern, Georgetown, or Cornell.

I don't think that's going to happen, but I'm fairly confident that if I were a black female, I'd be in at those schools.  And that just irks me, because when I look at my black friends they're just the same in any way as my Asian/white/Ecuadorian/Columbian/French Canadian friends.  And it's not like I grew up in a mansion on Long Island, my family was not well off and I went to a pretty bad public high school.  I wish there was no racism in the world, I wish we had economic equality among all races, but as of right now I just wish I could get into a law school that I think matches my accomplishments.

Whatever.  I'm just whining.

I just looked up, and while I was surfing around I clicked on someone's name and viewed their profile because they're numbers looked almost identical to mine.  166/3.4 (my GPA is slightly higher).  Both of us went to Top 15 undergraduate schools.  Both have done service work and worked as a paralegal at prestigious firms after graduation.

One difference, she's a black female, I'm a white male.  Now I don't presume to know about her essay and recs, but I think mine were pretty solid.

She's in all over the place, Columbia, Harvard, Northwestern, the works.  No rejections, not wiat lists.  I, on the other hand, am getting waitlisted or rejected by these schools.

I've always considered myself a pretty liberal guy and have supported AA, but I must say that being on this side of the equation sucks.

Feelin gloomy.  Should I wait and see if Bush makes AA illegal?  I've always despised American conservativism but at this rate of anger I'll be a Republican by 30.

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