thanks for your non-answer...jerk, and why was my posting moved???
Not too wise to call a moderator a jerk.
And your post was simply moved to the appropriate section of the board b/c of its subject (affirmative action)
I guess my question is, why do blacks or African Americans or People of Color get the extra boots [sic]?
And I generally don't get into AA discussions due to the intense feelings on both sides of the fence, but to offer an answer to your question one only needs to look at the big picture. As one of my law professors (who happened to be white) once said, everybody is a beneficiary of affirmative action...some people just call it everyday life.
Consider this: according to the American Bar Association, there were 1,143,358 lawyers by the end of 2007.
Only 4% of them (literally 45,000 lawyers out of the 1 million) are black. When placed in this context, the answer to your question should reveal itself since it is difficult to deny that such a large disparity exists in our legal profession.
Your question actually contains a false assumption: the majority of African American applicants are actually admitted to some ABA accredited law school without
Affirmative Action. However, without AA, the 4% figure, which is already low, would be reduced even lower.
Now, of course, all of this assumes a fundamental premise that we agree that diversifying the legal profession to more closely resemble our diverse nation is a good thing
. If you don't think our legal profession should be more diverse, then there is no answer to your question.