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Stole Your Nose I appreciate your response, although I was not shocked that racist black people attacked me for my expressing my views on affirmative action. As you correctly pointed out, AA discriminates against one race (or sex) at the expense of another. Whether or not the race happens to be a minority or majority is completely irrelevant to the obvious fact that all forms of discrimination are wrong. AA is also somewhat of a self-fulfilling prophecy. If minorities continue to advocate special treatment and privileges for themselves, how will they ever view themselves or be viewed by society as whole as equal to the majority? AA also reflects poorly on schools who sacrifice better qualified students on the altar of political correctness. As far as the "systematic discrimination by large corporations" suffered by blacks that AgreetoDisagree alludes to, I would be interested to know which corporations he/she is referring to. Slavery is over, the civil rights movement was successful, and there isn't a country anywhere in the world where blacks have a better overall quality of life they have here in the USA. The notion of perpetual persecution is a tired one, it's time to move forward and identify yourself not as a member of a specific race, but as an American.

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I think a geography lesson may be in order. Look at a map and try to figure out how I could live in Northern VA and commute to Hampton smartass. And getting along with black people is a far cry from from being "a black person born in a white person's body."

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: White Applicants to Howard Law?
« on: January 24, 2009, 04:01:24 PM »
SASS,
When did I ever say anything about getting a URM scholarship? That is your own bias kicking in by making that assumption. I don't want a scholarship, I want to go to the school because it is located in my hometown area (no room and board charges), it's affordable, and alumni have great starting salaries.

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I am white and I want to go to Howard, but I have real reasons:
1) I'm from Northern VA so I can avoid room and board costs by staying at home.
2) I love DC and there is no better place in the country to make connections as far as I'm concerned.
3) I'm likin' the average $130K+ starting salary for a graduate.
4) I've been around black people all of my life and I get along well with them AND
5) I love go-go, what y'all know about that?
 
I don't want minority status, I think that affirmative action is inherently racist. I'm more worried about not getting in BECAUSE of the fact that I'm white. So please don't assume that white people who want to go to HU "exploit" blacks.

-Byron

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / White Applicants to Howard Law?
« on: January 24, 2009, 12:57:46 AM »
I know that technically schools cannot discriminate based on race, but do any of you Howard students or alumni know what the chances are that a "minority" like me will be given a fair shot at getting in? Or, more generally speaking, the ratio of black to white students in the school? I have a 4.0 GPA from LSU and I am going to sit for the LSAT next month. Based on the index calculator, (reliable?) it seems that I would be a shoe-in if I make anything over a 150 on the LSAT. But would admissions take into account the fact that I am not black when they review my application? Any feedback would be much appreciated.

-Byron

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