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Affirmative Action / Re: I'm going to assume that.....
« on: March 26, 2008, 07:33:17 AM »
Every black female I see at law school does not deserve to be there.  I will assume she is there because of AA.  I will assume she is less intelligent than her classmates.  I will assume that she will find it hard to graduate.  AA - making an ass out of YOU and ME.


Why black females?  I thought both black males and females got the same unfair advantage.

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Affirmative Action / Re: States ending AA
« on: March 26, 2008, 07:31:11 AM »
This has gotten a little too self-congratulatory. 

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Affirmative Action / Re: Listing race on your application
« on: March 26, 2008, 07:25:42 AM »
Applicants who opt to leave the race/ethnicity question unanswered are most likely thought to be white--unless their applications indicate otherwise.  I'm black/gay and will check every applicable box when I apply this fall.  Believe that!

Oh trust me honey, we believe that.

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Affirmative Action / Re: States ending AA
« on: March 24, 2008, 10:54:58 PM »
I love how people say, 'what, that spot wasn't yours, the minority didn't take YOUR spot'.   No, nobody's saying you had your name on the chair, but you know without AA who'd be sitting there, and who'd be at a lesser rated school.   

unhappy with your school?

How perceptive.  Go Longhorns!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: George Mason vs. Temple vs. Cardozo
« on: March 24, 2008, 05:30:16 PM »
My friend went to GMU expecting to get in state tuition after the first year.  She didn't get it because you can't get it if you go to VA just for school.

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Affirmative Action / Re: States ending AA
« on: March 24, 2008, 05:23:42 PM »

I love how people say, 'what, that spot wasn't yours, the minority didn't take YOUR spot'.   No, nobody's saying you had your name on the chair, but you know without AA who'd be sitting there, and who'd be at a lesser rated school.   

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Affirmative Action / Re: States ending AA
« on: March 23, 2008, 03:18:06 PM »
Can anyone provide a logical argument saying affirmative action toward URM's is better than would be giving a leg up to the socioeconomically disadvantaged?

The only logical argument in favor of affirmative action is that URM's have less opportunities because they are statistically more socioeconomically disadvantaged.  This is ridiculous because it would be much better to give students a boost based on socioeconomic factors. 





AA is not a noble cause.  It is a way for colleges to say, hey, look at us, we are so diverse.  It's about filling quotas.  It's all about perception.  Breaking people down according to race is easy.  They can say, look at us, we care and here's a simple set of statistics that prove it.


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Affirmative Action / Re: States ending AA
« on: March 23, 2008, 01:44:34 PM »
There are many bigots in favor of AA.  Not all bigots are white.  Not all those against race based AA are bigots.   Not all those against raced based AA are white. 

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Affirmative Action / Re: Listing race on your application
« on: March 20, 2008, 05:27:20 PM »
I hope so.  I grew up on welfare in a single-parent household, moved every year from one place to another, lost my only parent and went into foster care for years.  Sadly, not much of this helps me to provide "diversity" because I am, unfortunately, white.  I have a sinking feeling that if I had another color to my skin, I would be able to get into some schools beyond my LSAT/GPA, both of which are terribly low for much the same reason that such scores tend to be "statistically" lower among URMs.

That being said, I opted not to list racial data on any of my applications.


You are the person those of us against race based AA are talking about.  Race based AA invalidates your struggle. 

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Affirmative Action / Re: States ending AA
« on: March 20, 2008, 05:18:05 PM »

(Most) people from my generation (currently younger than 25) see AA as a continuation of racial highlighting. 



This is just patently false.  Speak for yourself, asshat.


Speak for yourself, sweetheart. 

Wow.  That was clever.



Thank you.

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