they are doing that student an injustice because they are not setting that student up to be successful. Funny that the adcomms at UT haven't figured this out. Yet a 0L with one Hispanic acquaintance has all the answers. (Yea, yea, I know. You have friends who are Black and Hispanic, etc. ad nauseam.)It could be argued that the state of Texas is doing you an injustice by not letting you compete equally in getting admitted with out-of-staters who have superior numbers. Do you think a judge and a jury are going to give your arguments a "few extra points" because you come from Texas? AA is cool when it helps you. Seems hypocritical. Just think of the Asians with superior numbers who are denied admission to professional schools to meet an unspoken quota in order to let you in.
Abitrary or non-arbitrary preferences have nothing to do with my point. Qualifying only serves to obfuscate. My point is that she is hypocritical to not recognize that she too benefits from some sort of favoritism, which by her own definition is an injustice. Instead of pitying Blacks and Hispanics, some self-pity is called for. Asian quotas are anecdotal and probably don't apply to a state like Texas, but her statement triggered a visceral reaction.
Quote from: specultr on February 03, 2005, 03:41:02 PMAbitrary or non-arbitrary preferences have nothing to do with my point. Qualifying only serves to obfuscate. My point is that she is hypocritical to not recognize that she too benefits from some sort of favoritism, which by her own definition is an injustice. Instead of pitying Blacks and Hispanics, some self-pity is called for. Asian quotas are anecdotal and probably don't apply to a state like Texas, but her statement triggered a visceral reaction.Do you resort to calling everyone who holds a different opinion than you a hypocrite? Or insulting their academic performance as you did in the last post??? You know nothing about me. You know nothing about my life experiences, my work experiences or the reasons that I was accepted to UT Law! Beyond my UGPA, I also have a 4.0 in a Masters Program. I also had the highest GPA in my major and graduated from my schools Honors Program...not all 3.5's are egual! I was also named the Most Outstanding Student Leader at my undergraduate university out of 14,000 students! I also have 5+ years of significant work experience working in a field related to the type of law that I want to practice. I will spare the details of the rest of my resume but maybe my out-of-the classroom experiences have something to do with why I was admitted to UT! Who knows? I don't...but neither do you! And you have no right to imply that I would not have been admitted had I been out-of-state! If you spend any time on this board you will notice many people who have been admitted to schools where they have at least one number below the median...Lexy at Yale, BigTex at Michigan, and Ruskie at Boalt. Listen, dude, I have no beef with you concerning AA or Asians ot Hispanics or UT or anything. And I have not said one single thing to personally attack you. I even allowed you the right to your own opinion! So why are you personally attacking me?
I have been trying to be as clear as possible. I think your statements are hypocritical because you denounce admitting applicants with sub-par numbers, which includes many minorities. Yet, my thesis is that your numbers are below par when compared to those applicants from out of state. I'm not surprised you can't see this. Denial ain't just a river in Egypt. Maybe you should think I'm just jealous of you.I'm not saying this in-state favoritism is a bad thing or that you're a bad person. If you want to see this as a personal attack, then feel free. But I believe no one, including myself, is beyond criticism. Try to think of this as feedback.