Quote from: the REAL desi on December 13, 2004, 11:01:53 PMcan I just point out that the law schools that I have personally seen (including my own) are not diverse at all. if you count jewish as a separate race, then yes, it would be diverse. of course my own people are richly over-represented, but in general, not too diverse.when you say not diverse do you mean very few minorities within the school or are you referring to some other measurement of diversity (e.g. diversity of thought)?which schools that you have seen are you referring to?
can I just point out that the law schools that I have personally seen (including my own) are not diverse at all. if you count jewish as a separate race, then yes, it would be diverse. of course my own people are richly over-represented, but in general, not too diverse.
*sigh*here we go again...1. AA was not designed to allow unqualified applicants into schools and jobs over qualified ones. It was designed to keep qualified minorities from being excluded for being a non-white male.2. IF AA has been distorted it has been distored by the people enforcing it.3. It is not reverse discrimination. Non-minorities are not being systematically excluded from admssions and jobs. If there was discrimination we would see a decrease in non-minority representation in schools and the workforce while seeing a significant increase in minorities.4. People on this board and in general assume, incorrectly, that if i minority applicant gets in over a non-minority applicant he/she is benefinting from AA and is less qualified than the non-minority. People speaking out against AA focus will not ackowledge the fact that it was not their intellectual abilitities that kept minorities on the outskirts of the american dream, it was ystem wide discrimination for years.5. No matter what u think law schools do look at other things besides numbers (NU comes to mind).6. Minorities aren't taking "YOUR" seats b/c a seat at ur first choice or any law school is not gauranteed.7. Minorities are pulling in numbers equal to or higher than urs.8. Basing AA on socio-economic status alone will not work. In a system prone to discrimination what would happen is a situation that would lead once again to a situation where minorities will be excluded because of race. If u could satisfy AA by excepting only poor non-minorities, based on history, we will see a decrease in the representation of minorities on college campuses and in the workforce. there needs to be a way to use socio-economic status and URM status together without sacrificing one or the other.9. LET THE ATTACKS BEGIN!!!