Are you using "you're gay!" as a comeback? Really?
That's cool how you referenced a case.
I'm so far from the end of my tether right now that I reckon I could knit myself some socks with the slack.
A nugget tangentially related to stereotype threat:http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/23/education/23gap.html?_r=4&ref=usThis has probably been posted elsewhere, but I have not kept up with the relevant threads.
Quote from: txn_20 on February 01, 2009, 04:41:29 PMIm sorry, but Affirmative Action is reverse racism.next you'll be saying it's racist to have a black law student discussion board.and thanks for apologizing. but it's your parents who should apologize for raising you so poorly.
Im sorry, but Affirmative Action is reverse racism.
I just have one question with regard to stereotype threat:If all of this is based on the expectations of those around you (for example, black people worried about a negative performance causing them to land in an unflattering stereotype) could it not be based on something besides race?The first thing that comes to mind is the way that whites from uneducated, working class backgrounds are portrayed. I am a white person from a poor family (I assure you there are plenty of us), and many times (because of my accent, and where I am from) I have been labeled as a "redneck", "white trash", etc. Those stereotypes certainly don't flatter my intellectual capability. However, I have never expected any special treatment because of my background. Instead, I have always used the stereotype to catch people off guard, to suprise their expectations whenever I outperform them on whatever it is we are competing at. This is in no way an attempt to compare my "white plight" to the widespread discrimination against blacks. I grew up in one of the most racist areas in the United States and I know that racism is still an enormous problem that must be addressed, even during the law school admissions process. I just have a hard time accepting "sterotype threat" as a compelling argument for poor performance on the LSAT.
If more of the URMs parents would raise there people better we would not have to hear about this "socioeconomic" epidemic.
F*cking bi+ch drinks a 1 oz bottle of goose and thinks she's French
Quote from: txn_20 on February 02, 2009, 06:42:11 PMIf more of the URMs parents would raise there people better we would not have to hear about this "socioeconomic" epidemic. Speaks volumes.