well seeing that neither Denise or Penny received college degrees.. neither one of them will be applying to law school...as I said before... don't assume that because a person grew up in a two parent home without financial hardships..that everything was peachy...
That's what I said. AA is a system to make up for underrepresentation in education and the workforce. I wasn't arguing that point, but other people were by acting as though it should be applied the same to someone who might have been followed around KMart one day and someone who had grown up in the projects with a drunken father who still managed to make something out of their life. Quite simply, it should not. The reason minorities are underrepresented historically is that they weren't given the same opportunities for achievement that would have resulted in their being competitive candidates. If you have been given those opportunities, then I would find it morally questionable to not remove myself from the competition for AA seats to succeed on my own empirical achievements in favor of someone who is still struggling with the root causes of AA's being necessary at all. And blk_reign, I never assumed that. That is why I was saying, explain yourself. Denise (or lets say Sondra, since she did both), why do you deserve this AA seat over Penny? If there are circumstances there, explain them. Don't just realize, even though you may have faced no hardship, that because it'll give you a boost your life story suddenly parallels Harriet Tubman's.
I have no idea what you are even saying. White people aren't just given seats over black people for funsies. That's as dumb as white people saying black people are taking their seats away through AA. There is no cap on how many numerically qualified black students can get into law school. There are, of course, limits on the number of total seats. They obviously can't just accept everyone who's had it tough in life. If I have higher numbers than you and you don't have a compelling life story in comparison to mine, then I guess I deserve the seat over you, but that has nothing to do with anything, and has nothing to do with race. There are indeed white folks with more compelling circumstances than either one of us, I'm quite sure. You don't think the white folks they showed on Oprah the other day living in a burned out trailer in the boonies deserve an edge over Sondra Huxtable? And how you just assume that Penny didn't go to college. I have faith in her! She got there!Agitator, not every minority has overcome obstacles. That's what you're not understanding. Being a minority does not always equal struggle. There are black law school applicants who haven't faced anything worse than dad finding out they ran too much up on the credit card, and those are not the people who should be benefitting from AA becuase they have had the tools to achieve all along.
Being a minority does not always equal struggle. There are black law school applicants who haven't faced anything worse than dad finding out they ran too much up on the credit card, and those are not the people who should be benefitting from AA becuase they have had the tools to achieve all along.