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Studying for the LSAT / Re: June 05 scores are up
« on: June 25, 2005, 02:19:55 PM »
Neither is mine...

You better not be playin us jwilcox.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: off topic: tom cruise is nuts
« on: June 25, 2005, 04:24:47 AM »
Thanks.   ;D

On another note: Did ya'll know that MTV plays music vidoes at 3:00am Central Time?


Interesting that a station called Music Television only plays videos at three in the morning.  The rest of the time they are showing a bunch of twenty somethings prancing around in their underwear, drinking, and getting punched in the face.  Not that I object, mind you.  Melinda is hot.

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Actually, psychopath would make a lot more sense in the sentence than sychophant.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: so who stayed up all night?
« on: June 24, 2005, 06:53:22 AM »
Right here!!!

This means I will probably be asleep when my score comes.

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I am a veteran of the US Air Force and quite frankly I'd say the majority of people I knew when serving were twice as impressive as most of the OCD narcissists that frequent this board.

OMG!!! Are you calling LSD posters stupid? That is sooooooo offensive!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Odds of Scores coming tomorrow
« on: June 23, 2005, 09:11:02 PM »
Wow... we really have nothing to talk about.

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LSN is a fallible database and so is your claim that you may have a better chnce at gaining acceptance to a top 20 school if you play the race card. What many people--yourself included--fail to understand is that AA is NOT there to undermine the intellectual capabilities and talents of minorities. It is there to ensure that discriminatory practices against women and people of color are abated.

Wouldn't a race blind admissions system accomplish this more effectively?  If adcoms had no way of knowing the race of an applicant, they wouldn't be able to discriminate.

Given the history of this country, without the policy of AA racial and sexual discrimination would be moreso prevalent in today's society. Without it, access to higher education or any professional field for African Americans and other minorities would be even more difficult to attain.

Well ok, but is your goal greater access for minorities or an end to discrimination?  The latter can be accomplished without the former and vice versa.  The point I have been making is that allowing minorities greater access without looking at the broader picture of their success rates once they gain access is irresponsible and inimical to the goals of AA.

And as the American government we want to ensure that there really is "equality for all" citizens, correct?.. especially for those who have built this country that we call America?  The ancestors of African Americans have never had the same access as White males, but their generation now have a BETTER chance. The issue of whether there really is equality for Blacks over two centuries after the ending of slavery is a topic that can be debated. Either way, I will always be in full support of AA.

Well, now you seem to be back to the equality issue, but you never sufficiently define it.  Then you go back to the access issue  What exactly does "equality" entail?  What metrics are their for assessing the amount of access available to minorities?

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Looks like 50, the filmakers and famous actors question, is the most disputed.

3, 5, 13, and 37 also seem to be high vote-getters.

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as already mentioned the white female argument is pointless in this debate...


 just go to LSN, when it's working again, sort a top school by index numbers and scroll to the bottom and almost every school will have extreme outliers that were admitted and every one of them will be a minority, not a white female.  IF i apply next year with the same stats and check black male instead of white, i not only get accepted at all the schools i got wailised/rejected at this year, but could easily jump into at least half of the top20 schools and that is why AA is a bunch of darn

This is why I stay away from these boards mostly, someone inevitably cries out that he is a victim with little evidence to support his assertion.

I am trying to have a discussion on how AA affects minorities, not whites, since it really doesn't significantly harm whites.

oh just wait til you go through admissions and see people being admitted with significantly lower scores than you because of their race... then we'll talk

I realize that this will happen.  I also realize that AA admissions don't significantly affect my admission chances.  In the absence of affirmative action, I would have roughly the same shot at getting into the schools I apply to.

Just because someone else gets a boost, does not mean I am harmed.  My next store neighbor might win the lottery, and I might be really jealous of him and wish I had won the lottery.  However, this is hardly grounds for me to get mad at him, since his good fortune doesn't change my lot.  I know it isn't an exact analogy, but I think it demonstrates the point.

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as already mentioned the white female argument is pointless in this debate...


 just go to LSN, when it's working again, sort a top school by index numbers and scroll to the bottom and almost every school will have extreme outliers that were admitted and every one of them will be a minority, not a white female.  IF i apply next year with the same stats and check black male instead of white, i not only get accepted at all the schools i got wailised/rejected at this year, but could easily jump into at least half of the top20 schools and that is why AA is a bunch of darn

This is why I stay away from these boards mostly, someone inevitably cries out that he is a victim with little evidence to support his assertion.

I am trying to have a discussion on how AA affects minorities, not whites, since it really doesn't significantly harm whites.

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