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 talkQuotehow do you know that they were accepted because of thier race without reading their personal statements/and letters of rec??? You, Sir, are an idot.
Who wants to get this post back on topic?*hand*
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.
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.
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.
"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. "Would this make you advocate AA for the lottery, afterall, not many black people are winning, since they are too poor to afford the tickets. Just asking.
I can be a member of the black student society, or even the Asian club without being black or asian.