many groups, different groups of immigrants being a prime example, deserve urm status since they fit within the true purpose of urm, giving different groups that are not properly represented at law schools the neccessary representation.i highly doubt every immigrant would be a urm. my point is that the reason that african-american should get urm and not the jewish person is because jews are represented plenty within law schools. african americans are not. they need representation. i dont care about personal background when it comes to URM.
bottom line: under your definition every immigrant would be considered a URM and be given preference. i think this is wrong...have you seen the holes on your reasoning?
I don't always give a lot of thought to what I post, "wild assumptions" included.
Oh Lord. Boy, do I know what you mean - that is totally awful. I'm actually living in Ireland right now, and here those same stereotypes of the Asian sexual woman/prostitute really flow out to all minority women. I was out in the city centre of Dublin a couple weeks ago with a Latina friend of mine, and we were like SERIOUSLY harassed. Like, we were afraid to leave the restaurant. I get propositioned all the time here because African women are thought to be sexually promiscuous. I know Asian women get it across the globe, though...and I can't believe that guy actually thought he had something to brag about! Oy, how disgusting.
I will whole-heartedly agree that Hispanics and African Americans are woefully under-represented (the ratio of representative lawyers with respect to the general population is terrible), but this is a fact with many other groups, too, some of which happen to be Asian, some of which happen to be white. If the sole purpose is to promote more African American and Hispanic lawyers because they are the "right" color, and if this is done to the detriment of other cultural groups because they are the "wrong" color, then this is the very definition of reverse discrimination. Frankly- and I realize that I'm going to sound inflammatory at this point but see no politically correct way to say this- I don't believe that universities are in the business of making social reparations. The purpose is to ensure that what is IN the schools accurately reflects what is OUTSIDE of the schools. As such, immigrant representatives need special consideration regardless of skin color.