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.
Just a hypo, what if you were white and i was black and you and i had the same skills and qualifications for a job. but because i was black, you got the job instead, because as you conceded, racism still exists. now say stuff like this happens throughout every stage of our lives and you keep getting the upper hand because you're white and i'm black. wouldn't this now make you more qualified than me? so now when we both apply to law school, are you telling me my race shouldn't be considered as a reason why your resume has more stuff on it than mine? or as a reason why you, because of all the jobs you were getting ahead of me, now have the money and resources to better prepare for the lsats and go to the better schools and thus have better stats than me?
just my thoughts.