Wow, you guys have totally twisted pretty much everything I've said. At a certain point you're going to have to evaluate why exactly you have those chips on your shoulders. I can assure you that I don't know anyone who sits around thinking that black people don't deserve what they have. I would really hope that I would be the type of person someone would go to if they had faced discrimination. I have no idea why I wouldn't be. One doesn't need to be black to understand discrimination. blk_reign, I said I assumed Penny deserved preferred status over the both of us. I know nothing about you, and you know nothing about me. How could either of us assume to know which one of us deserves to go to law school? Why is it even a competition? My point was that just because someone is a minority, it does not mean they have faced undue hardship. It also doesn't mean that because someone is black, they deserve preferential treatment in admissions processes. I have no problem with people from difficult backgrounds being given a boost, at all. I just think you need to explain why. You can't say, "I am black, that is all you need to know."
Agitator, you are the one taking a tone. I NEVER ONCE SAID ANYTHING ABOUT WHINING. Get your facts straight or you wont have to worry about getting into law school period, becuase you won't last longer than 10 minutes. How dare you make such an insulting statement.
Agitator, you are the one taking a tone. I NEVER ONCE SAID ANYTHING ABOUT WHINING. Get your facts straight or you wont have to worry about getting into law school period, becuase you won't last longer than 10 minutes. How dare you make such an insulting statement. You are absoultely wrong to believe that because someone is black they automatically know hardship. That is not the case whatsoever. Beliving it to be the case and letting people who are truly suffering to stay there while allowing those who had opportunity and prosperity to benefit from the programs put in place to help those who didn't is just going to keep the problems in this country alive and well. Advocating for someone to explain their circumstances in exchange for preferential treatment has nothing to do with whining. It is only logical. As for lex, I know racism exists. I know that lack of opportunity exists. That is why my point was, from the beginning, that practices that deal with addressing that be left open for those who need it. It is possible that a minority applicant has not faced the sort of hardship worthy of 10 extra LSAT points, if they have faced any at all. They don't deserve the same type of consideration as a minority who has, and there obviously isn't enough room to take everyone who applies based on the color of their skin. Why is it so difficult to understand that, even among those who are deserving, there needs to be a method of evaluation? Why everytime someone makes any comment about AA, it immediately turns into that person not understanding racism, not understanding discrimination, their thinking that no minority has ever faced any hardship and their belief that the entire concept of AA should be thrown out the window? No wonder people avoid those threads like the plague.
I don't even have a side! I never said anything against AA! All I said was that there needs to be a better way to evaluate circumstance than just checking some box. I don't know how the hell this train fell off the track, but I guess I shouldn't be surprised. I guess Yale doesn't have such high standards after all, if their students could take my statements on this topic and somehow deduce that I was calling people whiners. And I'm out. Enough of this jacked up merry-go-round. Fare ye well lex and blk!