Quote from: verbal on January 25, 2006, 12:04:13 AMasians, as a whole, dont complain about needing a hand up in society. they go out and work hard and suceed over a couple of gens. I have a feeling that i will get yelled at for that comment but its fairly true. Before you get an influx of bad comments over this, I'll go ahead and throw my hat on your side and say I agree. At least that's true statically as well as what I've seen in my own life.It seems to be less actual minority status and more disadvantaged status that makes you a URM.
asians, as a whole, dont complain about needing a hand up in society. they go out and work hard and suceed over a couple of gens. I have a feeling that i will get yelled at for that comment but its fairly true.
As far as what I know and what I've seen (almost completely within major universities, I can't speak much for smaller schools) Asians are traditionally not at all under-represented, and are often over-represented (compared to overall population) in undergraduate student bodies. So perhaps the perception is that though Asians may be under-represented in law schools compared to population, that may be due to a matter of choice and/or interest than actual URM status.
but what about asians? japanese americans, somewhere over 110,000, where forced into internmnet camps, had their assets frozen, and their property seized. many received monetary compensation, and that was that. it wasn't until 1970 something that the government ever admitted they had done anything wrong. further, this internment of japanese americans led to racism against asians (since most racists don't know the difference between a japanese american and a korean american) among other races as the current President referred these people's ethnicities as "enemy." today, many asians still have to deal with racist attitudes toward them.
First you have to understand that each school has it's own admission process and criteria, so "URM status" at one place will not exactly mean the same at another school.