Quote from: rsieg10 on April 28, 2007, 06:22:36 PMExactly, no matter how much I preach, it'll never sink in. You'll always think that because of the history involved, you'll think you are continually discriminated against. Because racism existed in the 1960s, you should be given privileges post 2000.I'm white, idiot. I really hope you're not going to a good law school. I gave examples of discrimination that has occured recently. You totally ignored that but yet you keep saying discrimination doesn't exist. Just another example:"The release of 91,000 pages of internal records by the state of New Jersey reveal that a systematic policy of searching cars driven by blacks or Hispanics has been carried out for at least a decade." Read this article. It is one of thousands of instances of discrimination occuring today. From the NY Times..."New Jersey prosecutors dismiss criminal charges in 86 cases involving people who said state troopers singled them out because of their race; current crop of dismissals brings total to 150, some of which are 10 years old, and some in which prison sentences are being or have been served; convictions will be purged from records" http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F70F10FA385B0C738EDDAD0894DA404482&n=Top%2fReference%2fTimes%20Topics%2fPeople%2fK%2fKenna%2c%20James
Exactly, no matter how much I preach, it'll never sink in. You'll always think that because of the history involved, you'll think you are continually discriminated against. Because racism existed in the 1960s, you should be given privileges post 2000.
I guess we can talk, then. I'm perfectly fine with it - in fact, I feel that most public schools vastly overspend. My high-school education cost under 1000 dollars, due to the fact that I was homeschooled. While I'm not saying that teachers shouldn't be paid, or computers bought, I do believe that many schools are rather extravagant with their money, taking trips to Europe using school money that could go to better use in more needy schools or in more needy areas of the government.
I think that the fallacy here is to accept racial status as the only determining factor about whether or not a student will be able to add a unique factor to any discussions, or a particularly interesting outlook to law school classes. I'm a 20 year old white male, so according to the current formula, any points that I would have would be bland - but I have much more to offer than just my racial background. I'm an Eagle scout, I've been on mission trips, I'm the first in my family to go to college, I grew up in a coal mining family in the mountains of West Virginia, I was homeschooled, I played tournament chess...and besides all that, I'm just unique. No two people are alike. So why is it that I'm less unique than others? Why is it that just because someone has a particular color of skin that they are more interesting? I agree that helping out lower-income students is indeed an admirable goal - just do it across the board.