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Re: Would AA make you less likely to hire a black lawyer/doctor?
« Reply #220 on: May 11, 2006, 01:48:16 AM »
no

It was classic Larry David.

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« Reply #221 on: May 11, 2006, 01:49:03 AM »
To be fair, I've never seen a single episode of that show.

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« Reply #222 on: May 11, 2006, 01:50:31 AM »
To be fair, I've never seen a single episode of that show.

You're missing out. It's hilarious.

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« Reply #223 on: May 11, 2006, 01:53:10 AM »
To be fair, I've never seen a single episode of that show.

You're missing out. It's hilarious.

No doubt, but I only have bunny ears, no cable.

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« Reply #224 on: May 11, 2006, 02:20:42 AM »
we've got this, SW. You gotta watch that googler dude though. I don't quite trust him.

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« Reply #225 on: May 11, 2006, 02:30:26 AM »
we've got this, SW. You gotta watch that googler dude though. I don't quite trust him.

no worries about googler, we have an understanding.  i just worry that donnie and bass will do something underhanded.  and they have yalecollege, and i KNOW he'll fight dirty.

good point. I'll try to plug for UG pride with YC. I'm off to bed, gentlemen. I'm a wuss and need five hours of sleep.

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Re: Would AA make you less likely to hire a black lawyer/doctor?
« Reply #226 on: May 11, 2006, 02:41:50 AM »
we've got this, SW. You gotta watch that googler dude though. I don't quite trust him.

no worries about googler, we have an understanding.  i just worry that donnie and bass will do something underhanded.  and they have yalecollege, and i KNOW he'll fight dirty.

good point. I'll try to plug for UG pride with YC. I'm off to bed, gentlemen. I'm a wuss and need five hours of sleep.

We'll trade him for a player to be named later. You know what?  You can just have him.

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Re: Would AA make you less likely to hire a black lawyer/doctor?
« Reply #227 on: May 11, 2006, 05:03:03 AM »
I'm not going to be mad when I see your username; I'm just going to think you're an idiot.

I'm also going to think that people who want class-based AA to ENTIRELY replace race-based AA are correct.  Thank you for showing me the error of my ways.

I don't get why Petitschoque's impolitic approach to this thread or her refusal to indulge your (sarcastic) question about her family's financial history should have any bearing on your feelings about race-based affirmative action. 

Actually, it's not sarcastic.  I was trying to get to a somewhat legitimate point about how AA's problems with appropriating others' problems to gain an edge in admissions can start at the individual psychological level.

Okay, I don't really know what this means, but I do know that the question you asked was about whether she worked 40 hours a week as a 12-year-old, right?  What on earth does that have to do with "appropriating others' problems" or with affirmative action in general?

Let me try to put it another way.  A legitimate concern with AA is that it's not helping those who really need to be helped.  A lot of anti-AA individuals criticize the specific blacks and latinos who take advantage of it for simply being selfish, and I'm not sure that's quite true in the individual's psyche.

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First, black people of all class backgrounds face racism.  (But you know that, right?  Because I'm just not interested in having that argument.)

I'm not doubting that.  However, I'm not sure AA is exclusively about racism.  If it were, Asians would still be entitled to it.

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Second, she said her family was not always rich.  Do all people who aren't rich make their children work 40 hours a week, in contravention of our labor laws and human rights obligations? She doesn't need to have worked 40 hours a week to have experienced poverty or working poverty or lower-middle-classdom or middle-classdom or whatever, right?  Your question seems bizarre to me. 

I think you're misunderstanding my point: I'm not saying that she wouldn't have felt the impact of being poor. My point is about how her word choice reflects perceptions.

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Also, we all know that the accepted rationale for affirmative action in law school admissions is the diversity of the profession and not remedying disadvantage.  So really, why does this matter at all?

Who's defining "accepted rationale"?  I don't follow AA debates in the media as closely as I do other issues, but I've frequently seen it justified by AA supporters as being necessary to remedying disadvantage.  I've also frequently seen the idea that it's necessary to produce lawyers who are sensitive to people coming from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

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Also, I'm sick of all of you calling Petitschoque an idiot and questioning her ability to succeed in law school based upon her arrogance and possible bigotry.  Plenty of incredibly arrogant bigots do just fine in law school.  And I honestly wonder whether you would say these things the way you have been if she were white.

It's not a question of arrogance and possible bigotry: it's a question of having to rely on taking quotes out of context in order to create strawmen. 

I think the post at Barely Legal on the difference between arguing and arguments lays it out really nicely.  (I've heard the same thing about law school from other sources, just not nearly as elqouently.)

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Hm. Okay.  I don't think this makes her an "idiot," as you and others have been calling her.

Also, Lily, this is going to sound mean, but I don't know how to avoid saying it since we are on the topic of methods of argumentation.  I think you are very smart and interesting, but you will probably find in the next few years that your tendency toward ad hominems and your generally captious manner will not serve you well, whether in meeting nice vegan boys or in getting through your 1L classes.  Sometimes getting through life just takes a deep breath and a bit of humility. [/sanctimony][/quote]

Read my back posts: I only use ad homs in very specific situations (i.e., where the person has been notified multiple times of the inadequacy of that approach).  The only reason why I use them at all is to make it absolutely clear that yes, I do have a backbones, and yes, I will stand up for myself.

After all, in the real world, you don't get very far if you don't.
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Re: Would AA make you less likely to hire a black lawyer/doctor?
« Reply #228 on: May 11, 2006, 06:15:18 AM »
my gripe with your arguing style is that your posts are always so super long (i'm lazy).  :)

Fair enough.  FWIW, they're long I'm also lazy: I hate going back to previous posts to look up the original contexts.

Ok, that's a lie.  They're long because I'm so lazy that I don't feel like actively cutting out the previous quotes. ;)
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Re: Would AA make you less likely to hire a black lawyer/doctor?
« Reply #229 on: May 11, 2006, 06:20:46 AM »
my gripe with your arguing style is that your posts are always so super long (i'm lazy).  :)

Fair enough.  FWIW, they're long I'm also lazy: I hate going back to previous posts to look up the original contexts.

Ok, that's a lie.  They're long because I'm so lazy that I don't feel like actively cutting out the previous quotes. ;)

EXACTLY!  i have no idea whom you're quoting most of the time.

meh, this is why i don't get into serious discussions.  too much work.

You're so not old school.  Back when I was a kid, I used my DOS system to hop online local BBSes.  All of the quotes were arrows, and when they got long, textwrapping made it even MORE confusing.

So stop whining; you have it made O Tech-Spoiled One. :P ;)
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