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As of now, I'm 99.99 percent certain that I'm going to U-M. It'll take dramatic scholarships from Penn or UVA to deter me...

For people that are definitely going to attend U-M law....

I'll probably tell the entire facebook community, then my brother and g/f (if it is a score that I am content with).

If it is not, then that score is staying with me until death, and no one will know about it (besides the cats at LSAC).

Studying for the LSAT / Life after the LSAT.
« on: June 21, 2006, 09:39:59 PM »
I hate to be a pessimist, but if you do not score particularly well on the LSAT, what will you do next?

I will either re-take it or chase a PhD in economics.

1. I would have been a bit more thorough in my search for a college.
2. I should have doubled major in economics and philosophy; not just philosophy.
3. I should have studied abroad (perhaps Japan).
4. I should have never taken the following courses:
     -Philosophy of Mind (too much metaphysical jargon; and it was pointless)
     -African American History (the past is the past)
     -Gender and Pop Culture (disturbingly based in feminest ideology; and the professor was horrible).
5. I would have participated minimally with student organizations.

Quote from: neomage link=topic=65296.msg1458056#msg1458056 date=1150417762
Basically, what conditions need to be met for me to check that little "African American" box?

That's an interesting question, and I think any response will probably be unclear. When Africans were first brought over here many moons ago, there was not a definite way in identifying them, save skin color. However, with the increase of mix races and other darker races, it became (and still is) difficult to denote a person as African american simply because of skin color. Nevertheless, I suppose that there are not any "clear and distinct" conditions that should be met. As of now, it seems as if having dark skin is sufficient enough, but that clearly has problems. Additionaly, one might be able to argue that being "african american" simply means being part african and part american, or a little bit of both. Yet, this criteria could potentially allow any one to be an african american, rendering the term useless. Labeling any group is invaribly an intricate matter, and I am not certain how law schools are dealing with this complexity.

To answer the question, I do not believe that there are universally agreed upon conditions, which must be met to qualify as an african american.

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