I just looked up lawschoolnumbers.org, and while I was surfing around I clicked on someone's name and viewed their profile because they're numbers looked almost identical to mine. 166/3.4 (my GPA is slightly higher). Both of us went to Top 15 undergraduate schools. Both have done service work and worked as a paralegal at prestigious firms after graduation.One difference, she's a black female, I'm a white male. Now I don't presume to know about her essay and recs, but I think mine were pretty solid.She's in all over the place, Columbia, Harvard, Northwestern, the works. No rejections, not wiat lists. I, on the other hand, am getting waitlisted or rejected by these schools.I've always considered myself a pretty liberal guy and have supported AA, but I must say that being on this side of the equation sucks.Feelin gloomy. Should I wait and see if Bush makes AA illegal? I've always despised American conservativism but at this rate of anger I'll be a Republican by 30.
You then lumped blacks and hispanics together when discussing underperformance. Just curious how hispanics are reflected in the various studies you cite. Do they get a separate class or are they lumped with whites...
you have missed the point of the original post completely he was not implying that this person in particular was responsible for his losing out on his school of choice - instead, and more logically, he was voicing his angst which is a direct result of a system that confers certain advantages to people based on racial distinctions. saying that "if I were a member of race Y, given my stats, I would be going to school X" is completely different from "person A, with my exact stats, who is a member of race Y, stole my spot from school X". the latter is completely irrational as evidence does not exist for such a claim and is not what the original poster was getting at. the former is a sideways way of saying "hey maybe this system acts to propagate that which it looks to remove" - i.e. racismbut whateveras long as members of races X Y and Z feel more comfortable with lawyers of race X Y and Z there will be a need for a system that guarantees available lawyers of the various races. until the day when we all grow up and say a man is a man regardless of skin color then such systems will exist, no matter how convulted and paradoxical the rhetoric from their proponents becomes(the answer to the equation, by the way, is X=42)
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