lets not blame the prisons, lets not blame society, lets blame the blacks, latinos or whites or WHOEVER MAKES THE FREE CHOICE TO COMMIT CRIME AND NOT STUDY FOR LSAT!and jillybean said "in sports race doesnt matter because owners are just trying to get the "best" teams"well, this should apply everywhere. our country should have the best lawyers and dammnit, if blacks dont qualify, then there wont be any! omg this is ridiculous! also, there are no black swimmers on the swim team- why? because none qualified!!! tell THAT to al sharpton!
I don't want to start or perpetuate a flame, but I do have an honest question.Lawdog07, you said that the LSAT is the barrier for many minorities. Do you think it is an unfair barrier? Are minorities somehow disadvantaged from doing well on the LSAT? Does this disadvantage carry over to non-URM minorities? I personally don't know the answer to those questions. I am a minority but not a URM. I personally don't believe that these standardized tests can have a cultural bias. However, if there is something intrinsic to the LSAT that is unfair to minorities is it something that can be somehow rectified? Again, I'm not looking to start a flame. I just would like to get folks opinion on the issue. Preferrably from URMs who have taken the LSAT who may or may believe that the LSAT is unfair to minorities.
dear law dog 07,im deeply insulted you assume im racist. i made an analogy, using an example that if blacks dont qualify for law school, why should there be any. im not saying that they dont. its hypothetical. in fact, you can replace black with whites. if no whites qualify for law school there damn sure shouldnt be any. and comparing it to sports is justified. its the principle at hand. in my area, most of the garbage men are black. i rarely if ever seen any whites doing this profession. nothing wrong with it, just definitely a lack of represented whites. why/ who knows, just the way it is, but i doubt whites are being discriminated against. its just the way things are. also- foot locker in my area, not a single white person in the store as of last weekend. all black employees. why? maybe no whites applied. maybe no whites qualified for the positions. my point is, why do we, as in this country, willingly sacrifice the good of the country to please the agitated. i am in no way saying that blacks cant be good lawyers- there are Lots of awesome black lawyers and judges out there. and i believe u said something along the lines that the lsat is not an indicator of how you do in law school? i think that is ridiculous- that is the measuring tool by which law schools use to determine acceptance. i am really floored that you think i "outted" myself by comparing best lawyers to blacks- a statement which YOU manipulated and curved to fit your agenda. you know very well that it was not in that context, i was simply using a formula to make a point. if there are no qualifying white doctors, there should be no white doctors. happy now? sports and law are not one in the same. but the principle behind placement is. i want you to argue that there arent enough cambodians in the MLB. or there aren't enough asians in the NFL. you won't do it because you know that sports are based on qualifications, just like anything should be- why wouldnt you want your team to be the best? why wouldnt you want your lawyer to be the best? i bet if the NFL gave me a chance- gave me an extra edge, i may very well become a great running back. then again, they dont have to because there are plenty of people out ther with talent and ability who can do it without the edge.anyways, im not going to bite your racist bait, you know damn well what you were trying to do.