Maybe Im just confused as to definition of "stereotype threat." Can somebody explain it concisely?
I take issue only with point #3. It is not obvious to everyone that "if there's a performance gap by race on the LSAT after reasonable controlling for other variables, of course corrective action needs to be taken, regardless of the reason for the gap". Some/many (perhaps most) people believe that the reasons for the performance gap are genetic, or due to some cultural fault of URMs. This line of reasoning leads to the conclusion that URMs are therefore "mismatched" at he law schools that they attend, and that they are "unqualified", and "lesser".
And that wasn't flame. Are they just in worse school districts in general or something? Less family educational history? Idk. Not flame though.
I remember reading the 1998 Atlantic article by Steele. I feel old. (tag)
But, according to Sanders' study, the LSAT does accurately reflect african americans' performance in law school. If the LSAT was not accurately reflecting african american applicants' potential to do well in law school, wouldn't we expect african americans to perform, as a group, at a higher level than their scores would indicate?