enh. I disagree mole.I think the main reason Mexicans are granted that boost over say an Argentinian is because of the Mexican population. If white hispanics were given the same boost as Mexicans would the Mexican perspective get heard? Higher education has reasoned, no. That Argentinians do not represent the Mexican perspective, thus Mexicans are given a boost above and beyond Argentinians to ensure Mexicans have a voice. Indeed, the Mexican population in the US is growing exponentially. Conversely, it seems schools have reasoned that a Jamaican (no matter how long hes lived in the US) can be a voice for American born blacks. I'm not too sure that is an assumption that can be made. To be frank, I think it has less to do with Diallo and the discrimination immigrant blacks face than with it merely being a way to tweak the numbers.That said, I would never look at an immigrant derisively for receiving the boost. As one person has already stated, I'm for more black faces. period. I mean Asians get hit over the head by AA, and American born blacks are beneffiting less from it, but white numbers always stay the same. hmmm...
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AA has a social policy component to it that is both retrospective & prospective. It isn't entirely and always about the 'merit', 'qualifications', 'obstacles overcome', etc that individual applicants bring to the table. African-American is a problematic category, yes, but not nearly as problematic as 'hispanic' or any other designation. Schools should set aside a minimum # of spots for african-americans [a quota, yes]. Not because of whatever retrospective merit the particular applicant brings to the table, but because there is an strong prospective value to turning out african-american lawyers. Whereas schools make an attempt to distinguish betweenthe korean and the filipina, between the argentine and the puerto rican, they apparently make no such attempt to distinguish between African-American and Black. That's on them and not on the black applicant who marks the box.ETA: butterz's posts are silly and annoying precisely because they traffic in the same kinds of half-truths that anti-AA people use.
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.