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Why do we get a big admissions boost?

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secondsblue:
I am having trouble understanding why, exactly, blacks get a boost in admissions. Is it simply because, for some reason, we generally score lower on the LSAT? Anyone have links to any good articles expanding upon the whys?

trudawg:
I would like to know this as well. I understand the URM aspect but what are specifics?

mathlete:
Some white people feel guilty for some reason, considering none of us did anything to any of you.

DrLazarus:
Just read/skim Grutter v. Bollinger (http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/02-241.ZS.html) for an overview.  Although Justice Thomas has some interesting points.

Or, y'know, come to Michigan and be taught Fourteenth Amendment by those that argued the case.  Additionally, Mark Rosenbaum leads a particularly energetic discussion about AA.

soundsgood:
When reading Grutter, keep in mind that the majority opinion is one of the most legally dishonest opinions in recent memory.

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