Shaz: You didn't romanticize the ghetto. You actually said exactly the opposite.Brer: You almost had it - I expect what I read to make sense. That's a pretty reasonable expectation to have and a pretty low bar to set.
And if that de facto makes me racist someone, then I suppose I'm racist. And I suppose my half-black, halk-Korean wife is the same. Sorry, I'm just bitter.
horsely i have nothing against you. but really, every person who is secretly racist or enjoys the benefits of racism and want it to continue say things like "i'm not racist because i hang w/ minorities". so maybe you don't want to say that because it makes you seem like a closet racist. no offense.
Quote from: coquita on March 18, 2006, 12:32:47 AMhorsely i have nothing against you. but really, every person who is secretly racist or enjoys the benefits of racism and want it to continue say things like "i'm not racist because i hang w/ minorities". so maybe you don't want to say that because it makes you seem like a closet racist. no offense.This made me laugh...probably cause it rings true..lol
Yeah, I sort of thought it was considered a universal joke these days to say things like, "I'm not racist; some of my best friends are black."Also, I think it's interesting that in Horsley's description of his drinking buddies, only the whites are referred to as "guys." The others are reduced to their color or their nationality (which I believe is being used to represent color -- I dount he's referring to actual citizens of Mexico).Perhaps I'm being a bit harsh/picky -- but I think the way we use language reveals (at least a little) the way we think....
There does seem to be some resentment against applicants who are lucky enough to do so well on the LSAT that it mediates years of poor undergrad performance.... Still, I guess I am uncomfortable with the argument that AA is bad because it 'makes people feel like some who don't *deserve* a spot are getting into school'; that it promotes resentment against minority students and insecurity in minority students. I'm willing to keep an open mind about this; it's apparently an argument that Sowell makes. But I'll repeat an argument: I do not see the same vehement kind of resentment against other 'diversity' admits, or against 'legacy' admits, and my suspicion is that this resentment reveals latent racial bias as much, if not more, than it reveals a general consensus of injustice. Do you disagree? If so, would you care to elaborate?I understand that, in saying that claims (especially on this board) of the injustice of AA primarily reveal prejudice, I am putting AA critics in an untenable position by implying their criticism is not worthy of consideration because it stems from racism. I suppose one way to work around that is to explore the differences we may have in how we view the goals of AA currently, and of how/whether we view the ideal-world purpose of maintaining 'diversity' in a law school student body?