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Re: Why do so many black applicants not post their LSAT?
« Reply #30 on: March 21, 2007, 07:48:50 PM »
It's beautiful.  I highly recommend it.  It would also be a delightful late birthday gift for a certain grammar-and-style afficionado if anyone's still shopping. ;)
That's cool how you referenced a case.

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Re: Why do so many black applicants not post their LSAT?
« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2007, 07:50:54 PM »
what happened to the dad jokes?

You know she'll do whatever she can to try to sound cool. 
That's cool how you referenced a case.

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Re: Why do so many black applicants not post their LSAT?
« Reply #32 on: March 21, 2007, 07:53:53 PM »
:D

You and Archival really have my number, I have to say.

I was making fun of Stanley!
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Re: Why do so many black applicants not post their LSAT?
« Reply #33 on: March 22, 2007, 01:44:36 AM »
I would venture to put in my unasked for two cents here. This is one of those areas of the universe where the law school training won't do to conduct social science research. If this is for a paper, attempting to manipulate the sample into posting their LSATs is going to backfire (not to mention piss them off for being treated like guinea pigs). It may work with witnesses but it doesn't work in research.

Here's the third option: There's a forum for black law school students you aren't aware of where LSAT scores may be posted.

Regardless, I'd check ERIC before trying "field" research. But I'm a 0L.

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Re: Why do so many black applicants not post their LSAT?
« Reply #34 on: March 22, 2007, 08:01:46 PM »
Oh, and some of my best friends are anti-AA.

I had no idea you felt that way about me.

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Re: Why do so many black applicants not post their LSAT?
« Reply #35 on: March 22, 2007, 11:36:17 PM »
I think someone needs to come up with a new name for "affirmative action" - it's too passive. What about "equal action"? It's even catchy.

<deflates head>

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Re: Why do so many black applicants not post their LSAT?
« Reply #36 on: March 22, 2007, 11:46:08 PM »
I think someone needs to come up with a new name for "affirmative action" - it's too passive. What about "equal action"? It's even catchy.

<deflates head>

Elsewhere, positive discrimination and reverse discrimination are popular (and actually descriptive rather than euphemistic to boot).

We in the U.S. tend to feel we're alone in our silly experiment. Such, sadly, is not the case:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affirmative_action

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Re: Why do so many black applicants not post their LSAT?
« Reply #37 on: March 23, 2007, 12:05:48 AM »
Classic BB.  We love to hate you.  Don't stop.

Oh, you've heard it all before. AA hurts everyone involved, causes unnecessary conflict, tends to help only the very wealthy, unfortunately serves as a test of racist tendencies, etc.

On a positive note, with O'Connor out of the way this looks to be a dead issue within the next year or two.

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Re: Why do so many black applicants not post their LSAT?
« Reply #38 on: March 23, 2007, 12:29:06 AM »
If you pay attention (and I assume you do), you know that I don't debate AA.

If paying attention means knowing the position of one poster on some random issue, then you've got me.

As for debating AA, that's exactly the problem. The less determined realize that they'd spend 75% of a discussion proving that they aren't racists.

Case more or less in point:
http://www.justicetalking.org/viewprogram.asp?progID=398
mms://128.91.58.209/JusticeTalking/WMA/fullshow/030211_affirmativeaction.wma

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Re: Why do so many black applicants not post their LSAT?
« Reply #39 on: March 23, 2007, 12:31:41 AM »
Huh, I never feel as if I'm spending any of my time in those discussions trying to prove I'm not a racist.
That's cool how you referenced a case.

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