These types of postings are exactly why I go to TLS now. Much more intelligent and enlightened folks.
The treatment here of LawDog3 is disgusting. All he simply did was post a commentary of all the brilliant things African Americans have invented, implying how different the world would be without African Americans - and I applaud him for this. Sometimes, some people need to be reminded of this.
Instead, no parroty est questions the claims made within the text. Blatant racism. BLATANT. Do you deny that African Americans have contributed to our society? Then what does the historical accuracy of the text really matter? Are you trying to minimize African American achievements. For shame, sir. For shame.
And Mr. IrX. You as well. Bringing potty mouth language into this discussion in hopes of intimidating another poster who is simply discussing the achievement of people of color to cower away. LawDog3 is doing us a service, and personal insults should not be tolerated. I am sure EarlCat will move swifty and harshly against you.
So, after reading this, Mr. Dog3, I will never take riding the elevator for granted. Thank you Mr. Alexander Mills - I both have gained from your timely invention and I am also 25 lbs heavier because I refuse to take the stairs. I guess that one's a mixed bag. LOLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm not sure if this was a flame. non parata est pointed out that some of the assertions made by the OP were incorrect. Your rebuttal was that non parata was racist for not agreeing with you. For shame, sir. For shame.
I don't even think he was saying my assertions were incorrect, he was offering some food for thought. There's no right or wrong here.
Again, the reason I posted this was for people to think on a more existential level about diversity and how we are really connected as human beings. For instance, on a humanistic level, I lament that slavery ever existed. But the spiritualist and pragmatist in me asks the bigger question: "'Why' did it happen?" And that is what I am getrting at. If all people get out of this is Lawdog3 is just tooting the horns of successful black folks, then we have all missed it.
What would an all-White law school look like? And if White and Asian students fully appreciate the contributions of Black students after their numbers have severely diminished?
We need to ask some real questions here, and then put them into the context of our current endeavor, which is going to law school, and what diversity will mean. I think we all understand that diversity is important, it's a cliche. But how do we define diversity? How do we define merit? And, what are the consequences of our actions? Is a race-blind admissions system even acheivable? Is it the correct system to use?
That's what this post is about. I think some people get it and some don't. For the record, I think everyone has contributed nicely to this post, even the naysayers. They've raised some great points.