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.
LiDoc, you fail to realize one very important point - the fact that a URM student has a different experience should not influence admission decisions. Yes a URM might suffer, but so do whites, and so far as I know there are more white poor people than there are blacks (http://www.census.gov/prod/2005pubs/p60-229.pdf). I do not care that there are blacks in top law schools, I do care whether or not they were accepted as tokens or based on their merits; merits are not just numbers, they include extracurricular activities and community type activities.Lastly, I think that Horsley is right when he says that URM's enjoy as many if not more benefits of the American society. URM neighbourhoods get so much help, but most of that help is wasted, because many URM's especially blacks think that the world owes them something. I got an internship in the summer to work at a poor black neighbourhood. The internship was sponsored by Reebok and teh point of it was to keep children of the streets and supervise them, but guess what, the black supervisors who were supposed to be my managers didn't even show up on time. That to me showed that there is not much work ethic, and people who refuse to help their own community will never be able to do anything in this world.