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Re: For Blacks in Law School, Can Less Be More?
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2005, 01:01:40 AM »
What seems racist is the highlighting of those specific statistics.

Alright, well, I can see that....it makes sense.  I have seen similar statistics to the ones in this article, and I think there is a lot to be said about them.  If you are against AA, you really shouldn't be too fervent about your arguments because AA is a double edged sword that has benefits to non-URMs as well.  While AA may allow a very small number of spots to be filled at each school that otherwise more qualified non-URMs may have taken up, these same people benefit from the presence of minorites, at least blacks, according to the stats in the posted article because it means that non-URMs will most likely place higher in their graduating classes.  I think this is an interesting fact within the AA debate.
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Re: For Blacks in Law School, Can Less Be More?
« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2005, 12:36:08 AM »
What seems racist is the highlighting of those specific statistics.

Alright, well, I can see that....it makes sense.  I have seen similar statistics to the ones in this article, and I think there is a lot to be said about them.  If you are against AA, you really shouldn't be too fervent about your arguments because AA is a double edged sword that has benefits to non-URMs as well.  While AA may allow a very small number of spots to be filled at each school that otherwise more qualified non-URMs may have taken up, these same people benefit from the presence of minorites, at least blacks, according to the stats in the posted article because it means that non-URMs will most likely place higher in their graduating classes.  I think this is an interesting fact within the AA debate.

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Re: For Blacks in Law School, Can Less Be More?
« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2005, 01:06:01 AM »

Thanks to black and mexican people in my college course my GPA is super high cause they always bring down the curveeee

Yeah, this is what I was alluding to.  I think non-urms should consider this.  I am not saying AA is right or wrong, but I am saying that there appears to be at least some benefit for non-urms. 
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