As far as the comment about more black people committing crimes:"Although blacks account for only 12 percent of the U.S. population, 44 percent of all prisoners in the United States are black " I am RIGHT in my statement, maybe you should look at fact, then thinking that your fiction makes any sense. http://www.hrw.org/backgrounder/usa/incarceration/
[QuoteIt is because of their skin color that many URM's have been discriminate d against. Not be one or two people, but by an institution. A long legacy of discrimination that was endorsed by the government. And, unfortunately, even decades later minorities are still coping with the impact of that kind of discrimination.But that doesn't matter anyway right?QuoteSo it's ok to fix discrimination by discriminating against the majority that discriminated in the first place? Sounds like my freshman year philosophy course that went around in circles to prove that an argument makes no sense. Discrimination does not justify discrimination.
3peat, what the f*ck are you talking about? I have a 174 LSAT and a 3.55 GPA with 1 year of undergrad to go. I am going to have my pick of schools, and likely more than you.
I took a Sociology class (yes, intro) and we watched a really good documentary about education in the U.S. Many of the schools in the poor, primarily black areas were deplorable. These kids are sent the message from age 5 that they are not worthy of a warm, dry classroom with enough books, paper, and pencils. Where's the incentive to learn? Where's the desire to spend 8 hours per day there? To add insult to injury, they would get to see nice schools when they traveled there for sports or other programs, and the inequity would become very personal. If your school didn't have working plumbing, but had crumbling ceilings and rats, would you want to go there? Would you want to teach there? This documentary showed that when the school building was safe, warm, and inviting, with a positive attitude toward learning, drop out rates decreased and test scores increased.In fact, some students in the DC public school system took matters into their own hands by taking pictures of the deplorable conditions this past spring with their cell phones and sending them to the media. Parents and students had been complaining for years about the broken lockers, crumbling walls and ceilings, and unsanitary lunch rooms to no avail. The schools wouldn't allow the media in to take their own pictures, but the students were more than happy to capture the dangerous, unsanitary conditions for them.
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