« on: April 24, 2007, 10:21:54 PM »
Agreed. I am for equality--nothing more and nothing less. There is no need to segregate any more. Race is about as relevant as what hand a person writes with or what type of car they drive.
You must be white and you must live in the suburbs to think that race isn't relevant anymore. You think society can change that much in fifty years?
I am sure that in certain rural areas of the country, racial discrimination exists. However, I still don't feel the need to have "separate" things for blacks, like scholarships. Of course there are fewer blacks than whites in law school because the number of whites in America significantly outnumbers blacks. I think it could be agreed that law schools only ask for an applicant's race for one reason--and that is not to give white students the advantage. All races should be treated equally: an applicant should be awarded a scholarship or an acceptance to law school based on their qualifications and accomplishments. Race should not be considered in any way.
Oh boy. This one takes the cake. It's very easy for you to say that there's no more discrimination except in rural areas, because you would have no reason to feel it. You're white. You only see things through the eyes of someone who is white. If you ask a black person who would have
occassionto feel discrimination if they think that we have eradicated it, I'm sure you would get a different response. You haven't seen things from the other side (and neither have I, but I know there is another side), and until you have, I would advise you not to make generlizationsthat are nowhere near reality. Thank you.
Take a look into my perspective for one moment:
Suppose you and I apply to the same law schools, with the same GPA and LSAT score. You are accepted simply because the law school feels it needs more "diversity" to keep up with other law schools. I am denied because there are "too many white people", although this is never explicitly stated. I'm economically disadvantaged, as you are, but scholarships are only open to Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, left-handed people, people with green eyes, people who don't own televisions, and people who don't like pizza. There's nothing for the average white person.
The thing is, simply being born white puts you at an advantage in life. It's better to be a poor white person than a poor black person.