Correct, if I look at the HISTORY books, I will find these things. History. Granted, it hasn't been 50 years since Brown v Board was decided, but it does seem in our current society (or at least where I am in the south) that people are overly reactionary to racial comments. Kanye West can come out and say that "White people should only make white music" but I gaurantee if Steve Yzerman came out and said "Black people should only play black sports," he would be lambasted. Imus and Duke Lacrosse are irrelevant. Several black comedians make a living mocking white males and their created attributes/characteristics. There is a double-standard in our current society. Look at the hiring policies in the NFL. Each team owner is required to interview a black candidate if a head coaching job becomes available. Do they require that white men be invited to the NFL training camps when a spot at RunningBack opens up? Naw.
Further, how will I benefit from my "white maleness" if I can't even get in to my target schools? I'm not concerned about my dream schools or my reach schools. Those are not why I am upset. I'm upset that a person with a 3.4+ GPA and a 169 LSAT gets waitlisted at 9 of the top 30 schools and this guy (http://lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=grard1234
) gets those results with 3.36 and a 160. His numbers should have him as an auto-reject at UPenn. I have a lot of respect for a different person on LSN who ran a test of sorts with the admissions committees at Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Columbia. Read his project at: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=BlackCobra122
. He has a 167 and a 3.53 and gets accepted to Harvard when he lists himself as a black male, yet rejected at Michigan when he purposely refrains from telling the adcomms he is black. Explain that. How is that fair to him? He can't even take advantage of his acceptance to Harvard without thinking that it's because he was black. He went on to be accepted by Georgetown without disclosing his racial information, while turning down his acceptance to Harvard. I admire him for not getting ahead on what he presumed was based solely on race.
IMO, affirmative action should be changed to include those who are at a socio-economic disadvantage. If student's parents are millionaires, should they get into a law school over someone who is living at the poverty level and still manages to post better grades/LSAT scores? Answer this question in the following cases: white millionaire/white poverty student, white/black, black/white, and black/black. Sadly, most people automatically assume that if you are a URM, you are also at an economical disadvantage and vice versa for whites. Based on historical precedent, that would be correct. However, it is my belief that we are passed those days and that it is not exclusively an issue of black-white anymore, but rich-poor. Noone can argue that there is an increasing disparity in wealth levels in America. Likewise, noone can argue that race relations are not getting better. The status of race relations is of course up for debate and can be framed in several ways depending on one's agenda.