why is that?
Quote from: John Galt on May 07, 2006, 12:55:58 AMwhy is that?Poverty is a barrier to opportunity, like it or not. Being black is not a barrier to beeing intellectually capable. To the extent that many blacks and hispanics would still qualify because of high poverty rates in their community, i am all for that.
perhaps. I'm not opposed to the poverty argument. Its pretty compelling IMO. Statistically speaking, however, since there are more poor whites out there, it would seem they would get the competitive advantage of a system weighing poverty and not race or weighing poverty greater than race. So such a system could result in law schools being even less diverse than they are now. On the flip side, poor whites deserve opportunities as well and the door is not exactly open for them in terms of professional school admissions. So its a tough issue.
I don't think it would result in a competitive advantage to whites. Most poor students that I know who have gone to law school have also been minorities. However, poor people in general should be recognized for overcoming adversity, beating the odds etc.