Are you suggesting we have an advantage over Christians? Get real. You have no idea what we have to put up with. I was trying to start an intellectual conversation on message boards that are supposed to address sensitive topics rather than spew loaded rhetoric. I can't believe that you people would be so f___ing dismissive. I hate people that are so engulfed in their own worldview that they have no idea what goes on in the real world. I know that the field has its share of Jews. However, affirmative action was designed to help people who experience stereotype threat reach a critical mass of people inside the classroom so as to allow the free expression of ideas without the threat of stereotype (see UMichigan Supreme Court Cases). The fact that Jews have to put up with this stuff at the undergraduate level suggests that they must persevere that much more just to make it to law school. Have you ever had a teacher that didn't like you because of your religion? I have, and don't think for a minute that my GPA was not affected by it.
give me a break... this may sound dismissive, but don't attribute it to everyone on the board being "so engulfed in their own worldview that they have no idea what goes on the in real world". people, in general, are aware the jews are often discriminated against. however, for a minority group, they are VERY WELL REPRESENTED in ALL professional groups, just like asians (which are also not URM). as i already said, urm status isn't accorded based upon whether a group faces discrimination in society. it's accorded based upon their representation (hence the reason representation is included in uR
m) in the legal field of study (in law schools and in the legal profession in general). jewish people do not need urm status because they get plenty of representation, and therefore, plenty of opportunity to freely express their ideas, etc. (as you mentioned).