First off, according to that thread, the number is 6 points when corrected for (some) outside factors. It's also proven that Latinos score on average 4 points lower, and Native Americans score 2 points lower. It's also true that Asians and Indians score higher than whites.Do you TRULY believe that somehow LSAC has designed a test that can not only systematically discriminate against blacks, latinos, and native americans (to different degrees, at that!), while managing to give an advantage to asians and indians?Or is it more likely that there are other reasons for the discrepancy?
I'm not her, so I can't know. That was a lazy question.
Sigh. They clearly mean that the gap is more likely attributable to conditions other than race. The explanation that the test itself is racist is hollow.You know the factors -- they're pretty obvious. Poverty, education quality, access to preparation, etc.
Well, what are the other reasons for the discrepancy that she was alluding to?
She may be alluding to the idea that standardized tests correlate with IQ, and that the mean IQ scores for blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans is below the mean score for whites and Asians. Thus, this explains the differences in the results on the LSAT.Your point?