Look twinkle toes, this isn't that difficult. As a "race" black people are only a few hundred years behind in assimilating to the (typically) white mainstream culture, including education, by the way. And, I mean, what’s a few hundred years when it comes to education, culture, and identity, right? But why the entire race, you may ask? After all, certainly there are middle and upper class blacks that are “unfairly” taking advantage of AA. Why not just look at socioeconomic status for affirmative action?Well, easy. Because the entire race (or more properly, almost anyyone with a darker skin color) was subjected to slavery and oppression, by the white man and because of white men. This cultural/educational disparity is not something that can be "made up" in a few generations either, despite the impressive efforts of many that are closing that gap. It’ll take some time, and to help close that gap more effectively and expediently, we have affirmative action.
Furthermore, education begets education, privilege begets privilege. Blacks have been on the wrong side of this equation for far too long. It's not like blacks are swarming into top schools like a plague, stealing all the spots from otherwise talented whites. Look at the data - there is a glaring dearth of black students at just about every law school. Worry not - your place in the law is certainly not in jeopardy.
This thread is a joke anyway. Surely there are those blacks that have been able to gain admission to schools on their own merits, without the assistance of affirmative action – I know several of them. Yet you call out an entire race as if no blacks are capable of succeeding without “help.” So from the outset you’re engaging trollish, racist views. And you wonder why H4CS hasn’t taken you seriously?
Let's just hope that when you are called to represent someone you don't botch it and get them sentenced to the chair for a misdemeanor.
Quote from: Pseudo Nym on August 21, 2007, 07:45:24 PMBut since he graduated from HMS under AA and screwed up, people will begin to doubt whether or not graduates who benefitted from AA are actually qualified, since AA policies do compromise HMS enrollment and graduation standards.Wait.I could name a dozen or more white business leaders with prestigious degrees who effed up.Does that mean I shouldn't trust any business leaders? I mean if these guys with their prestigious degrees can be so dumb, how can I believe any business leader is qualified?
But since he graduated from HMS under AA and screwed up, people will begin to doubt whether or not graduates who benefitted from AA are actually qualified, since AA policies do compromise HMS enrollment and graduation standards.
Quote from: Pseudo Nym on August 21, 2007, 07:38:33 PMBlack people were primarily oppressed and enslaved by other black people. ::coughs, hacks up lung, dies::
Black people were primarily oppressed and enslaved by other black people.
Quote from: #@$%^&*(^$!&*%$^&@!% on August 21, 2007, 08:05:57 PMQuote from: Pseudo Nym on August 21, 2007, 07:38:33 PMBlack people were primarily oppressed and enslaved by other black people. ::coughs, hacks up lung, dies::Black-lung?
Remind me again of the link between a medical student being qualified enough to be admitted into Harvard, even with the help of affirmative action, and being underqualified to practice medicine (assuming he graduated).
Also, it seems to me that if affirmative action were removed this student would still have most likely been admitted to at least a reputable state medical school, and again assuming he graduated, would still be practicing medicine. So are you insinuating that Harvard graduated him when they shouldn't have? Or that difference in medical education between Harvard and State U results in more doctor-caused deaths (since Black Doctor was probably qualified to attend State U, but not Harvard)?